Welcome to Bearden! My name is Sarah Hamilton, and I am your Licensed Professional School Counselor. With a Master's in School Counseling and a Bachelor's in Family Studies, I believe in teaching and nurturing the whole-child. This is my 9th year at Bearden Elementary (if you don't count the time that I attended BES as a child!). Now more than ever, it's important to raise a well-balanced child, and my job is to support that. 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 Wednesdays and Fridays email@example.com 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 the pillars of Character, positive friendship skills, goal-setting, learning academic tips for success, bullying prevention and developing positive habits to ensure future career success.
- Small Group-Counseling: I organzie and 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!)
- Student Council: If your 3rd-5th grade student is elected in his class, I am the staff representative for the Student Council, leading schoolwide projects and events and building leadership skills.