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GARDENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
COUNSELING PROGRAM


Ellen Irvine, Counselor for K, 2nd
, and 4th Grades
Phone: 379-3561             Email eirvine@jefcoed.com

Susan McRight, Counselor for 1st, 3rd, and 5th Grades
Phone: 379-3562             Email:      smcright@jefcoed.com

We are here to assist students with career, academic, and social/emotional success.
The students think of us as their adult friend in the building.

Classroom Counseling:  We teach lessons in the students’ classroom throughout the year. Our lessons focus on topics such as feelings, bullying, friendships, respect of self and others, careers, good character traits, problem-solving skills, and conflict resolution skills.

Individual Counseling: We help students understand themselves and others.

Small Groups: We offer small groups to students who need help with the same topic, such as family changes, social skills, self-control, study skills, and anger management.

How can my child see counselor? Parents, teachers, and students may request counselor services. Parents may email or phone the counselor. Students may let their teachers know when they need to see the counselor.  Administrators and teachers also make referrals.

Other school counseling activities include organizing events such as Red Ribbon Week, the Annual FooDrive, and State-wide Testing.

Click here for the counselors' Recipe for Respect.