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  • Welcome to Mrs. Hoppa's Website!

     

    Please look over this site to learn about the role of an elementary school counselor as well as the some of the programs and offerings here at Reeds Ferry School. 

     

    What is the goal of an elementary school counselor?

     

    My ultimate goal is to help your children better succeed at school.  I do this by providing a comprehensive counseling program that meets the developmental needs of all students.  The program is organized around three areas essential to student growth and development:  Academic, Personal/Social, and Career/Decision Making.  I often tell students that we all learn better when we're happy, so my job is to help kids find a way to be happy!

     

    What services does the counselor provide?

    • Classroom instruction based on school wide goals
    • Schoolwide program implementation such as the Caring Tree, Reeds Ferry Express, Student Council, etc.
    • Small group counseling and social groups
    • Short-term individual counseling
    • Crisis counseling
    • Long- and short-term academic planning
    • Standardized Test administration
    • Consultation and collaboration with school staff, parents, mental health professionals and community groups.

    What are some areas of concern or need?

    • Self-esteem and self-confidence
    • Social skills
    • Friendship making
    • Behavior management
    • Anger management
    • Separation anxiety
    • Perfectionism
    • Peer Pressure
    • Bullying
    • Divorce / Changing Families
    • Bereavement
    • Decision Making
    • Stress Management
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Character Building
    • Study Skills

    What is Mrs. Hoppa's Lunch Bunch?

     

    One of my primary goals is to develop a relationship with each and every Reeds Ferry student.  To that end, I have lunch with each student at least once during the school year.  I randomly chose two students each day, and then allow each of them to chose a friend to come along.  After lunch we usually play a game.  It's a fun opportunity to get to know the students in a relaxed environment!

     

    If my child has a problem, how does he/she meet with you?

     

    Teachers often refer students to my attention when they notice them struggling with a specific issue.  Students also see me at recess, stop by my office or in the hallway when they want to talk about something or want help solving a problem.  Parents can contact me anytime to discuss their child at 424-6215 or kathleen.hoppa@sau26.org.

     

     

     

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