My name is Mrs. Kelsey Edwards, and I am the new School Counselor for Ison Springs Elementary School. I am ecstatic about what this school year has in store! I look forward to working with and meeting everyone.
I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia and I am a proud product of Fulton County schools. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of West Georgia and my Master of Science in School Counseling from Capella University. I previously served as a School Counselor in Atlanta Public Schools for 3 years. I also have experience in the mental health field working as a school-based therapist. I look forward to providing the students of Ison Springs with the social/emotional and academic skills needed to be successful scholars.
As a School Counselor, I perform the following roles/services to meet the needs of our students in the areas of social/emotional, academic, and career exploration:
Individual counseling: I am available to meet with your students on an individual basis. Students are referred to me by parents, teachers, administration, or students may refer themselves to speak with me. Topics covered during individual counseling will vary based on the student's needs, but can include anger management, conflict resolution, improving academic skills, coping with death, or dealing with crisis situations. If you would like to refer your student for individual counseling, please complete the counseling referral form linked below.
- Parent/Teacher Referral Form: https://forms.office.com/r/DFi6DAv0Cc
Small group counseling: For students that need additional support, I may see them in a small group setting with other students on a topic. Topics vary based on the data of the school but can address academics, career/goal setting, or personal/social concerns. Groups meet during the school day, but not when core subjects are taught. Students can be invited to join a group by the school counselor or referred by administration, parents, or teachers.
Core curriculum (classroom lessons): I will go into classrooms at least once a month to share a lesson with the entire class. Most topics are based on the needs of the students, but all 1st-5th grade students will participate in the state mandated career exploration lessons.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone Number: 470-254-4020 ext. 49536
Office Hours: 7:15 - 7:40 am and 2:30 - 3:00 pm (M, W, F)
Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the Counseling Department is to build a comprehensive developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Programs developed by the Counseling Department will be driven by the unique ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of the entire student population with the end goal of removing barriers to student learning and encouraging achievement at the highest level for each student. Through a partnership with students, educators, parents, and the community, the Counseling Department will prepare students academically and socially to be productive members and leaders of society.