Welcome to Bearden! My name is Sarah Hamilton, and I am your Licensed Professional School Counselor. I've worked part-time at Bearden Elementary since 2010. With a Master's in School Counseling and a Bachelor's in Family Studies, I believe in teaching and nurturing the whole-child. Now more than ever, it's important to raise a well-balanced child prepared for our diverse society. School Counselors work with all students in the building supporting and reinforcing positive school and life skills!
There are many ways your School Counselor supports student needs and meets with students:
Mrs. Hamilton is at Bearden El. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays firstname.lastname@example.org or call 909-9000 for more information.
- Leadership Classes: Bearden students will have approximately one "Leadership" class per 6 weeks, totaling 6-8 classes per year. During these 30 minute classes, we work on character development, positive friendship skills, goal-setting, academic tips for success, bullying prevention and developing positive habits to promote future career success.
- Small Group-Counseling: I lead small, "friendship groups " for 6-week sessions on school skills, anger management, divorce, friendship, and grief to name a few. Parents may request and teachers may refer. Parent permission is required.
- Individual counseling and support: I meet with students individually when requested by child, teacher, and/or parent. (This is very common and parents are not automatically contacted unless there is an ongoing issue!)
- Student Council: If your 3rd-5th grade student is elected in his/her class, I am the staff representative for the Student Council, leading schoolwide projects running community events, and building leadership skills.