My name is Grace Ferreira and I am the school counselor at Anne Wien Elementary. I have worked at Anne Wien for 15 years and love seeing the positive growth that all students make during their time here. School counselors are not able to provide therapeutic counseling services to students in school, but do work with students and families in challenging times, providing a safe place in the school and communicating/coordinating with other staff as needed. The school counselor's office is a safe place for students to come when they need help working through problems they might be having, whether social, emotional or academic.
My responsibilities as the school counselor include classroom guidance guidance lessons every other week. Topics include social emotional learning, personal safety, problem solving, etc. Sometimes I meet with students in small groups or individually to help facilitate a positive outcome to a problem. In addition I serve as a resource for parents, teachers and other staff and can help connect families with district and communitiy resources.
I am looking forward to a productive year at Anne Wien. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
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