It is an honor and a pleasure to begin my 18th year as part of a dynamic and compassionate teaching team in the OLG community.
As school counselor, I maintain two roles of supporting student growth: counseling and teaching social-emotional learning in the classroom.
I received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, with special emphasis on Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy. Art can be a powerful tool used to address student concerns, and assess their strengths. Art affords them an additional means of expression and self-reflection.
Working with individual students, I look at obstacles that may be getting in the way of learning. Issues may include loss and grief, conflict resolution, low classroom participation, difficulties with study skills and organization. Working in the classroom I implement Second Step, a program designed by Committee for Children. It teaches students conflict resolution, helps to build social skills, develop self awareness and personal safety.
In addition to working with individual students and in whole class settings, I also coordinate Parent Education opportunities. In partnership with the Parent Organization and OLG Parish Staff, we focus on a variety of topics throughout the school year such as: internet safety, student social and developmental challenges, and parenting skills. All presentations and discussions will be announced in the weekly newsletter (FCE), as well as on this webpage.
As Playground Supervisor, I’m out at recess two times a day. It affords me a wonderful opportunity to work along side parents who assist as monitors. It also allows me to observe and interact with students during their play time.
The OLG community reflects just that, community! As parents and teachers working together, we provide the guidance and support to help each child find success in sharing their gifts!
I am at school Monday through Friday. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns.
Ms. Heidi Ehrenberg LMHC