Coordinator of Student Support
The Coordinator of Student Support for Monroe County School District is a trained mental health professional responsible for all aspects of the district's Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Behavioral framework (MTSS-B). This includes leadership, consultation, and support for all district schools. In addition, the Coordinator of Student Support oversees special programs, events and projects related to behavioral, mental health, and crisis related issues. This includes crisis response protocols, threat assessment, re-entry interventions, development and implementation of the district's mental health plan, strengths-based universal screening, and collaborating with community agencies that support the behavioral and mental health needs of our students and their families. In addition to serving on several countywide multi-agency committes, the Coordinator of Student Support also conducts professional development for district staff on issues related to behavior, mental health, data collection and monitoring, as well as evidence based interventions.
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 the 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.
School Social Work Services
School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support. School Social Worker's responsibilities include providing information to students, parents, and school staff, counseling students with personal and psychological issues, and addressing relevant issues in the school, such as school attendance, illegal drugs, teen pregnancy, and social adjustment issues. The School Social Worker will work with students in one-on-one, classroom, or school-wide sessions. They consult with teachers, parents, and administrators and are instrumental in furthering the mission of the schools which is to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. School social workers are hired by school districts to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving student success.