School Counseling

  • School Counseling Mission Statement:

    My mission as a school counselor is to help every student at Indian Trail have the necessary skills to be a successful citizen both in and out of the classroom. Elementary students are developing core academic skills. In addition, they are beginning to develop decision-making and communication skills as well as developing character. My goal is help students, teachers and parents identify each student’s academic and social strengths while working to reduce barriers to student success. Please contact me at 704-296-3095 or using nancy.fields@ucps.k12.nc.us for more information.

    Our School Counseling Program:

    We offer a comprehensive school counseling program at Indian Trail. Services include:

    Individual Counseling:

    Students may work with a counselor individually for a variety of reasons, such as: anxiety, self-concept, friendship problems, behavior problems, organization, study skills, self-control, grief and loss, divorce/separation, and coping with stress. School counseling is short-term in nature.

    Small Group Counseling:

    Small group counseling is offered for students in all grades.  Groups will be formed based on the needs of the students. Referrals for small group or brief individual counseling can be made by students, teachers, parents or administrators.

     Some areas of focus will include:

    • friendship/social skills
    • anger management
    • changing families
    • grief
    • bullying awareness

    *Parent permission is always requested before a child may participate in a group.

    Classroom Guidance Lessons:

    The counselors will work with students through frequent classroom guidance lessons.  Topics that will be covered include:

    • bullying awareness
    • friendship/teamwork building
    • conflict resolution
    • tattling versus reporting
    • tolerance and respect of differences
    • personal safety

    Terrific Kids Program

    Terrific Kids is a program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Monroe. The program recognizes a student from each class that has demonstrated a specific character trait for the grading period.

    Helpful Links

    ·         School Counseling information:

                www.schoolcounselor.org

     

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Nancy Fields

 

Nancy Fields has been with ITES since the start of the 2020-2021 school year. She is originally from the Raleigh area, and received her master's degree in education from NC State University. Go pack! She married her husband, Clay, in June of 2017. They love spending time with their fur baby, and watching Yankee baseball. They are expecting their first child in July, and they cannot wait to establish their new roles as parents. 
 
Mrs. Fields is committed to advocating for students and being a resource for Timberwolf families. She believes that schools should make social emotional learning a priority, so that students can be well-rounded future leaders!

 

 

  • Confidentiality Statement

    School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics).
    The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:

    • To support the students right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, the family, guardian and staff members
    • To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms
    • To provide appropriate disclosure and informed consent regarding the counseling relationship and confidentiality
    • To inform students and the family of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel
    • To keep personal notes separate from educational records and not disclose their contents except when privacy exceptions exist
    • To seek guidance from supervisors and appropriate legal advice when their records are subpoenaed
    • To assert their belief that information shared by students is “confidential” and should not be revealed without the student’s consent
    • To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)