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52 West Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000
Fax: 845.497.4030

Guidance Office

School Counseling & Guidance
Mr. Lamount Anglin

Introduction

An effective guidance program exists only through the combined and coordinated efforts of all school staff members and parents. Counselors, teachers, and administrators work together to accomplish the implementation of a good guidance program. School Guidance is designed to help each child achieve academically, emotionally, and socially, to his/her maximum potential in the educational setting.

A great deal of a child's personal and social growth is completed before leaving elementary school. Sometimes, children encounter learning blocks such as:

  • Classroom adjustment difficulties
  • Issues on the playground and/or bus
  • Poor peer relations
  • Home-oriented issues Lack of study skills
  • Shy or withdrawn behavior
  • Lack of self-confidence

These concerns can prevent maximum learning from occurring. As the counselor at Taft Elementary School, I am here to help your child cope with these hurdles. Please feel free to call me to discuss your child's needs.




Services for Students

As the elementary guidance counselor, I meet with students to help them:
  • Learn about themselves
  • Their attitudes
  • Interests
  • Talents
  • Feelings
  • Values
  • Learn strategies to get along with others
  • Feel worthwhile and important
  • Express their concerns
  • Learn how to make decisions
  • Establish effective study skills
  • Build a positive self-esteem/self concept



Services for Parents

 
  • Assist parents through consultation, to understand the normal, developmental needs of their children
  • Help parents understand how the home environment, as well as the school environment, affects academic achievement
  • Consult with parents in order to increase awareness of the social/emotional needs of their children
  • Assist parents in understanding an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) developed for their child.



Services for School Faculty and Staff


  • Conduct diversity presentations
  • Conduct workshops on topics such as bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem and behavior management
  • Consultations with teachers to follow-up on individual student counseling sessions
  • Consultations about children with specific learning problems
  • Assist teachers in maintaining positive learning climates
  • Consultations with staff members to assist them in developing appropriate individualized programs
  • Consult with other supportive services personnel on the special needs of some students

Goals

 
My goal is for students to become:
  • Aware of themselves: Conscious of their feelings, thoughts, and actions
  • Emotionally flexible: Able to deal with their feelings
  • Secure: Confident, able to meet their needs
  • Considerate: Concerned about how their behavior affects others
  • Involved: Voluntary participation in activities
  • Tolerant: Acceptance of others' differences
  • Cooperative: Able to work and play well with others
  • Friendly: Demonstrating kindness, interest and good will
  • Adaptable: Able to deal with changes
  • Polite: Kind and courteous to others
  • Responsible: Able to do what is expected
  • Expressive: Able to make their needs known
  • Creative: Able to use their imagination
  • Independent: Able to think for themselves
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