School Counseling Services
Professional School Counselors in the Monroe County Schools assist in creating a climate and culture of excellence through collaborative support and work for all stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members invested in our Monroe County Schools. Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development, ensuring today's students become productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with the minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students through a comprehensive school counseling program with a commitment to individual uniqueness, an understanding of multicultural and socio-economic diversity, and the maximum development of human potential. As a member of a school team, professional school counselors provide activities to meet the multifaceted needs of students, which also include strategies to support abuse prevention, suicide prevention, and trauma-sensitive approaches to learning. MCSD school counselors work collaboratively with teachers, staff, and parents to enhance their effectiveness in helping students and provide support to other educational programs within individual schools and across the district.