What Does a School Counselor Do?
The best answer is that a Professional School Counselor does a lot of things!
My job most likely looks a lot different than the "guidance counselor" you may think of from years ago. More on that here
You may be wondering why we need middle school counselors. There are many reasons!
Middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team member with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic success. Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community. The professional middle school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. (From ASCA)