About the Counselor
Hello students and parents!
My name is Nadine Huyck, and I am looking forward to being the Gibbs Elementary School Counselor again this year!
I am originally from Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania where until I attended college, I had lived my entire life. After high school graduation I attended Slippery Rock State University where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education. Eventually I decided to return to school for Counseling and earned a Masters Degree at The University of Maryland while living overseas.
I consider it a great honor to be here and to be given the responsibility of helping our students develop into well rounded contributing members of society. In classroom lessons this year we will talk about feelings and appropriate responses to those feelings, behavior and expectations, career and future goals, social interaction, how to cope with bullying behaviors, friendship, personal responsibility and many other topics. This year, we will have a school-wide program called Character Counts as well as having a HABIT dog!
HABIT stands for Human Animal Bond in Tennessee. Dot has been introduced to the school and I will be working with her in classroom lessons, groups and individual sessions. I'm looking forward to seeing the students learning and growing from this experience. She's been well received by students and staff alike.
In one-on-one and group sessions, my main goal is to help students as efficiently as possible and return them back to the classroom. I firmly believe that our students need to learn to solve their own problems. By "fixing" their problems for them we do them a disservice, so I work with our students to make sure they have the skills to deal with social, emotional and relational issues.
If you have any questions about the services I provide please email or call me anytime. Have a great year everyone!!!
In addition, the fall semester of 2020, I will have an intern working with me! Here is her introduction to us:
Hello, my name is Kelly Yarlett and I am Mrs. Huyck’s intern for the Fall 2020 semester. I am currently a student at Lincoln Memorial University working towards my Master’s degree in School Counseling. I graduated in 2014 from Maryville College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
After college, I began working in corporate training and development. I’ve realized my true passion is in education. I am very excited to learn under the supervision of Mrs. Huyck. I grew up in Knoxville and currently live in Maryville with my husband.
I look forward to working with Gibbs Elementary students this semester. I know it will be an important time to help them adapt to the current changes in the world around us, while achieving academic success and social and emotional well-being.