Mrs. Bricker

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Mrs. Bricker
My name is Mrs. Rachel Bricker and I am the school counselor at Fishing Creek Elementary. This is my 5th year at Fishing Creek and I'm beyond excited to continue working with students and families! 
Throughout the year, I will be meeting with students on a variety of levels. I offer individual counseling, group counseling, classroom lessons, and consultation services. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns! I look forward to working with you to best support our students!  

What Does A School Counselor Do?

The Role of the School Counselor

What is the Role of an Elementary School Counselor?

The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as and character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills that students acquire in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.

Meeting the Challenge

Elementary school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today's diverse student population. They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help students achieve school success. This mission is accomplished through the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive, developmental and systematic school counseling program.

Elementary School Counselors Implement the Counseling Program by Providing:

School Guidance Curriculum (classroom lessons)

* Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills

* Goal setting and decision-making

* Career awareness, exploration and planning

* Education on understanding self and others

* Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills

* Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution

* Substance abuse education

* Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning

* Academic planning

* Goal setting/decision- making

* Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses

* Transition plans

Responsive Services

* Individual and small-group counseling

* Individual/family/school crisis intervention

* Conflict resolution

* Consultation/collaboration

* Referrals

System Support

* Professional development

* Consultation, collaboration and teaming

* Program management and operation

Elementary School Counselors Collaborate with:


* Parent education

* Communication/networking

* Academic planning

* College/career awareness programs

* One-on-one parent conferencing

* Interpretation of assessment results


* Classroom guidance activities

* Academic support, including learning style assessment and education to help students succeed academically

* Classroom speakers

* At-risk student identification and implementation of interventions to enhance success


* School climate

* Behavioral management plans

* School-wide needs assessments

* Student data and results

* Student assistance team building


* Peer education

* Peer support

* Academic support

* School climate

* Leadership development


* Job shadowing, service learning

* Crisis interventions

* Referrals

* Parenting classes

* Support groups

* Career education

This information is courtesy of the American School Counselor's Association.

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