• Clark-Wilkins Guidance Program

     Kristin Brandano

    Guidance Counselor

    Grades 1, 2, & 3
    673-4411
    x4028
     kbrandano@sprise.com   

    Jane Lindsey

    Guidance Counselor

    Grades PK - K
    673-2343 x3119

     jlindsey@sprise.com   

    Lindsey Veiga

    Social Worker/Guidance Counselor

    Grade 4 & Social, Emotional Support
    673-4411 x4028
     lveiga@sprise.com

    Mission Statement

    Our mission is to provide a developmentally appropriate Guidance program that supports the academic, social, emotional and career planning needs of all students. This program shall be comprehensive, proactive and responsive in nature and will be continually evaluated and improved through ongoing professional development; data collection; and collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators and the community as a whole.

    Guidance Program

    The Counseling Programs at Clark/Wilkins are comprehensive and developmental in nature and are based on the American School Counselor Association National Model. They encompass a combination of four program components: Guidance Curriculum, Individual Planning, Responsive Services, System Support and Program Development. Counseling Services include individual and group counseling and can be accessed through parent request, teacher recommendation and crisis intervention. Students are also encouraged to self-refer. Counseling focuses on problem solving, decision making, academic, personal and interpersonal/social concerns.

    Specific groups are offered to address:

    • social skills
    • social pragmatics
    • friendship issues
    • changing families
    • grief and loss
    • new students

    If you are interested in having your child meet with a guidance counselor as a support either individually or in a group, please let us know. We are happy to lend any support that we can to make your child’s school experience a success. All students receive in class Guidance Lessons that teach character education and support students to be successful academically, socially and emotionally in school. The “Big 3”, Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Respectful are an integral part of Guidance Lessons as well as Guidance Announcements each day.

    Shining Stars

    This program recognizes students who are demonstrating over and above positive behaviors and is a way to reinforce acts of kindness, generosity, helpfulness and other character traits. At both schools, students who demonstrate exemplary behavior are given a star sticker. Whole classes are also recognized for positive behavior and choices by receiving a certificate of honor.

    Classroom 

    • Creating our School Community
    • School and Community Safety
    • Conflict Resolution and Bullying
    • Dealing with Feelings
    • Tolerance and Self Esteem
    • Honesty and Friendship
    • Making Responsible Choices and Problem Solving
    • Personal Safety
    • Careers and Goal Setting
    • Changes and Transitions