Welcome to the School Counselor's Corner

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the Gouverneur Elementary Counselor’s Corner! Mrs. Rood and Mrs. Thackston are resources available to support the academic, social and emotional needs of our children. We are a responsive classroom building and we build on the C.A.R.E.S philosophy in everything that we do. We do classroom visits working on Character Education and Executive Functioning skills. We have recently began to work with Growth Mindset and Mindfulness to add strength in our monthly lessons in classrooms.

Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success.

Please feel free to contact us with any concerns that you have about your child.

Counselors

Megan Thackston
thackston.megan@gcsk12.org

Tonya Rood
rood.tonya@gcsk12.org

Services Offered

  • Individual counseling for school related concerns
  • Group counseling for skill strengthening
  • Academic counseling
  • Crisis and intervention counseling
  • Liaison to outside agencies
  • Consultation with parents, teachers, administration and outside agencies
  • Bully prevention and awareness

Mission Statement

Empowering all students to reach their fullest potential by providing a comprehensive school counseling program to facilitate their academic, career, social and emotional development by working in a collaborative partnership with parents/guardians, school personnel, community members, and community agencies.