Hello! My name is Mrs. Polach (pronounced paul-ick) and I am the new school counselor at Clara Reynolds Elementary (CRE). As a school counselor I work will ALL students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career interest to ensure that today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.
I will provide counseling services in the students classroom each week. Common topics will include: self-esteem, making and keeping friends, positive school behaviors, substance abuse prevention and bullying prevention.
To receive individual counseling, a student is referred by their parent, teacher, or principal. Students may also request to see me. Students may come to my office to talk about things that might impact their learning at school, such as friendships, study skills, and self-esteem. In my office, students can feel free to talk about what worries them and to ask questions. Please note that as a school counselor I do not provide long-term mental health counseling or therapy, but there are several community resources that I can refer you to if such a service is necessary.
I would like to be a resource for your child throughout the school year. My goal is to help your child be successful both academically and socially. If you have any questions or concerns about the counseling program, please contact me at (405) 347-2502 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.