At Waldo C. Falkener Elementary IB World School, we the global learners Engage, Educate, Inspire, and Grow.
Counseling Department Mission
The mission of the Waldo C. Falkener Elementary IB World School counseling program is to provide a comprehensive developmental program that will support the academic and personal/social development of each child as they become citizens of a global community.
Services Provided by the Counseling Department
As a School Counselor, I perform the following roles in order to promote positive development in academic, career, and personal/social domains:
I present in classroom lessons teach skills such as conflict resolution, organization, responsibility, character education, safety, bullying prevention, study skills, social skills, and career exploration.
Small Group Counseling:
Group counseling is available to any group of students with similar challenges and may be requested by students, parents/guardians, or teachers. Groups focus on topics such as self-esteem, anger management, study skills, and social skills. Groups are tailored to meet the students' specific needs.
Individual Student Sessions:
Short-term individual student sessions are available for students at the request of parents/guardians, students, and teachers to meet the needs of all students expressing difficulty with academic achievement, personal concerns, or typical developmental transitions. Generally, individual sessions involve a brief discussion or activity to help the student achieve his/her goal so they may reach their fullest potential during the school day. Oftentimes, students come to me for minor issues; however, I will contact parents/guardians with any major concerns.