Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2018-19 School Year


Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  I am honored and excited to be a part of our Strafford Elementary school family.  My role as school counselor is to encourage and support each student and family as we reach for and attain educational, social, and emotional goals this school year.

This year we will work together to Be The Change in our families, classroom, school, community, and world.   Together we will work to empower our students and ourselves to make a difference in the lives of those around us.  We will work to identify characteristics in ourselves to be a leader in and out of the classroom while exceeding in our academic pursuits.

I want to serve as a resource for each student and family in our community. In addition to regularly scheduled classroom guidance, I am available for small group and individual counseling for your child upon request.  Please email or call me if I can be of any assistance. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

2017-18 School Year

 

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  I am honored and excited to be a part of our Strafford Elementary school family.  My role as school counselor is to encourage and support each student and family as we reach for and attain educational, social, and emotional goals this school year.

Our classroom guidance lessons will be centered around the resource,  7 Habits of a Happy Kid written by Sean Covey.  The premise of the book is to empower students to take responsibility for the learning process.  When one is vested in any pursuit, the development of leadership and self pride is evident.  We will explore and employ synergy, working together, as an effective and fulfilling method for achieving growth in the educational, social and emotional domains.   

I want to serve as a resource for each student and family in our community. In addition to regularly scheduled classroom guidance, I am available for small group and individual counseling for your child upon request.  Please email or call me if I can be of any assistance. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

2015-16 School Year

Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year!  

We are so glad to have you as part of our Strafford Family. We have exciting things planned for our guidance classes this year as well as several small groups to meet the needs of our students.  If you would like your child to participate in individual counseling or in a small group please let me know.  My email is christyw@straffordschools.net.  My phone is 736-7000 ext 2208.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Build a Strong Future

I am excited to Build a Strong Future with our students this year!  Some of the tools we will use to build that strong future will take place in our Classroom Counseling Lessons.  We will be working on Character Development, Social Emotional Health, Friendship Skills, and Career Readiness.  I looking forward to forging ahead with our crew this year.

Welcome



Dear Families,

I am honored to be starting my third year as the Strafford Elementary Counselor. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Missouri State University, a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Evangel University and have taught in the classroom for over ten years.  I have also been a Parent Educator with the Parents As Teacher’s program and believe strongly in the link between parents and schools. 

 As counselor, I get to implement the four components of the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program which include classroom guidance, system support, responsive services, and individual planning.  As a part of the classroom guidance I am in your child’s classroom presenting lessons every other week.  These lessons cover topics such as work place skills, getting along with others, dealing with stress, drug and alcohol awareness, and career planning.  I love being in the classroom and getting to know your child.  Please check the link to the Master Calendar to see what we are talking about this month.

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with you and your student.   It is my desire to help your child reach their full potential at school and home.  If I can be of service to your family, please contact me.

Mrs. Christy Willis
Elementary Counselor
736-7000 ext. 1237