Welcome! My name is Sara Le Blanc and I have been in education for over twenty years as I am a certified guidance counselor grades K-12. In 2009, I returned to my hometown Mt. Pleasant after working away for many years. It is a privilege to work with your child to help to provide life skills so that your son/daughter may successfully navigate his/her elementary school experience.
What does an elementary guidance counselor actually do? I meet once every two-weeks with each elementary class at the four elementary schools for a guidance lesson. Our curriculum covers a variety of topics much the same way a teacher covers the academic curriculum, but a significant difference is that the guidance curriculum lessons concentrate on your child’s social and emotional development. My role is to help children find their voice so that they may communicate their needs in a healthy and respectful manner as well as provide skills for children so that when they encounter difficulty they will have a plan in place so that life’s challenges will be handled successfully and as a result their self-concept will be strengthened. Some of the topics that we will focus on include the following:
In addition to teaching guidance lessons, I also work with small groups of students as well as with individual students for social skills training. I am a certified school guidance counselor which is not to be confused with a certified therapist. Students, teachers, parents, and administrators may seek me out to explore issues and concerns. My role as elementary guidance counselor is one of support; support of our students, support for teachers, parents, administration and the overall elementary school program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or contact your child’s school.
Sara Le Blanc