Phone: 704-289-1965 ext:9733
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Brianne Johnson
Hi Porter Ridge families! As your school counselor, I am an advocate for your child. My counselor role is designed to give guidance to each child and ensure they feel happy, safe, and successful in school. Our counseling program addresses student needs: social-emotional, academic and career needs. I teach character education lessons in classrooms, provide individual and group counseling sessions, and consult with administration, teachers and parents.
This is my fourteenth year as a school counselor. I have been at Porter Ridge Elementary for 6 of those years and I love it here! I enjoy working everyday with the PR students, our staff members and our administration. I live in Matthews, NC with my husband, our two boys and our dog. We love to go for bike rides and we spend most of our time either playing sports or watching sports!
During the Covid-19 School Closing – you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text to this number: 919-728-0794
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)