Jan Holt, Counselor
Dorothy M Shoulders, Counselor Assistant
Owens Elementary School utilizes a comprehensive, competency based developmental guidance program. It serves the needs of all children in grades kindergarten-6th. Students participate in age appropriate lessons that focus on personal/social development, career awareness, and academic development. Personal/Social Development--supporting and maximizing each student's personal growth and enhancing the educational and career development of the student. Career Development--developing positive attitudes toward work and the necessary skills to make a successful transition from school to work and from job to job. Academic Development--includes decision making, problem solving and goal setting, critical thinking, logical reasoning, and interpersonal communication and the application of these skills to academic achievement.
The program is organized around the components of large group guidance, individual planning, personal counseling, and system support. The guidance counselor serves students using four delivery methods. All students have the opportunity to participate in guidance activities through classroom guidance lessons. Individual planning involves helping students follow through on individual goals. Personal counseling helps students meet their special needs. The counselor manages the program, consults with teachers, parents, and students through system support.