Counselors Corner

HJM Elementary

School Counselor Program

  PK-2nd Grade Counselor:   Tammy Boehl, M.Ed       
3rd-5th Grade Counselor:    
Leather McCall, M. Ed


The HJM Elementary counseling program offers support for students and parents through the following:

  • Individual Counseling for Students
  • Group Counseling for Students
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons
  • Individual Conferences for Parents
  • Support for Community service

School counselors assist parents with:

  • Productive parenting strategies
  • Parenting resources
  • Community outreach assistance
  • Home and school issues

 Topics you may want to discuss with the school counselor:

  • Attitude towards school
  • Relationship with siblings
  • Attitude towards his/her teachers
  • Relationships with other students
  • Academic growth
  • Personal and emotional development
  • Reactions to changes in family circumstances

How the counseling process works:

  • In a school setting, a counselor does brief counseling which addresses minor problems within a few sessions.
  • The goal of school counseling is to address minor issues which impact learning while at school.
  • If issues continue to impact the student's learning at school, after intervention by the school counselor, a referral to an outside resource will be suggested to the parents/guardians.
  • School Counselors also work with outside agencies to ensure student success while at school.