School Counseling

Mrs. Kinardi Burley

Phone: 704-290-1559 Extension: 3612

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Mrs. Kinardi Burley

Welcome! My name is Mrs. Kinardi Burley and I am the school counselor at Sun Valley Elementary School. I take pride in serving you and look forward to a positive and productive year. Trust that I will do all I can to insure that your experience at SVES is one that you will cherish and reflect on positively for the rest of your life. During the year, I will work with children individually, in small groups, and in classroom guidance lessons. Referrals for short-term individual counseling and small group counseling can be made by parents, teachers, administrators, and students.

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    Sun Valley Character Education
    When you enter a school where Character Education is promoted, you see evidence of a positive learning environment.  You find an atmosphere of mutual caring and respect. At SVES, students are challenged to learn and demonstrate a character trait that promotes positive behavior and successful student achievement.

     Character Words for the Month:

    August/September

    Dedication

    October

    Respect

    November/December

    Courage

    January

    Citizenship

    February

    Thoughtful

    March

    Compassion

    April

    Responsibility

    May/June

    Perseverance

     

    TERRIFIC KIDS PROGRAM

    The Terrific Kid Program at Sun Valley Elementary School is a program that honors students that display or exemplify the character education trait for that month. One student is chosen by his/her classroom teacher four times a year to receive this award. The program is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Union County.

     

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    What Does Our School Counselor Do?

    • Individual Counseling
    • Small Group Counseling
    • Classroom Lessons
    • Terrific Kid's Character Education Program
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Holiday Food/Toy/Coat Drive

    Individual Counseling

    Students may work with the counselor individually for a variety of reasons, such as: anxiety, friendship problems, behavior problems, organization, study skills, self -control, grief and loss, divorce/separation, and coping with stress.

    Small Groups

    Small group counseling is offered for students in all grades. Groups will be formed based on the needs of the students. Some areas of focus will include:

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

    Classroom Guidance Lessons

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

    • bullying awareness
    • friendship/teamwork building
    • decision making
    • tattling versus reporting
    • responsibility
    • personal safety
    • career awareness
    • test taking skills
    • study skills

    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)