My name is Alysa Reid, and I am thrilled to be the part-time counselor at North Beach. I am here all day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and mornings on Thursday.
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement.
Working in conjunction with other North Beach staff members and families, my role is to support students in reaching their full potential. My goal is for each student to have a positive school experience. If you have concerns about your student, please contact me at: (206) 252-1535 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I work with students in classrooms, in small groups (focusing on issues such as social skills, impulse control, emotion management, separation/divorce, managing anxiety and grief) and individually as needed and am available to consult with parents. I eat most of my lunches with students in small group “lunch bunches” as a way to learn names and get to know our students better. I eat with all Kindergarten and new 1st-5th graders at least once during the school year.
Please note that school counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling services. However, I am available for crisis and brief, solution-focused individual counseling. If your child or family is in need of more intensive or on-going services, I am happy to share community resources.
I am looking forward to another great year ahead! Please let me know how I can help.