School Counseling
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TES School Counseling Program

Hello there! I am Mrs. Camilla, the professional school counselor at Talbott Elementary, and I am so excited about and thankful for the opportunity to be part of this school and community. Welcome to our school's Counseling Page, where you will find helpful information about the events and purpose of the school counseling program at TES, as well as other important links.


The Professional School Counselor (PSC) at Talbott Elementary believes:

  • All students have dignity and worth.
  • All students can be successful.
  • All students have strengths that can be utilized to help them meet goals, including but not limited to post-secondary education success.
  • All students—regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability—will have equal access to the services provided by the school counseling program.
  • Students learn best when they have positive relationships with their educational stakeholders, promoting safety, trust, empathy, respect, and value.

The Talbott Elementary School Counseling Program should:

  • Advocate for every student.
  • Help meet all students' developmental needs across the social/emotional, academic, and college/career readiness domains.
  • Gather and utilize data from students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders that defines student and school needs.
  • Meet the needs of all students through data-driven and evidence-based interventions.
  • Analyze data collected on a regular basis to determine the future of the program.

The Professional School Counselor at Talbott Elementary will:

  • Be a leader in the school, advocating for systemic change and social justice.
  • Build positive relationships with students, helping them recognize their strengths and understand how to use those strengths to reach their personal, academic, and career goals.
  • Collaborate with all educational stakeholders, including parents, teachers, administration, and the community, to plan, manage, deliver, and evaluate a successful comprehensive school counseling program.
  • Use the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards, as well as Tennessee and Jefferson County Schools ethical guidelines, as a model for best practices.



TES School Counseling Visions Statement:

Students at Talbott Elementary School are high achievers who leave our school prepared to move forward towards post-secondary education and career success. To achieve this vision, all students:

  • Engage in a developmentally appropriate, comprehensive school counseling program that is data-driven and evidence-based and prepares them for life-long learning and sustained productivity
  • Enjoy school and see learning as a fun and engaging process, while owning all elements (academics, behavior, and creativity) inside and outside the classroom
  • Along with parents, educators, and other stakeholders, participate in a school culture that promotes safety, trust, empathy, respect, and value.



TES School Counseling Mission Statement:

The mission of the Talbott Elementary School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program for all students that aligns with the expectations of school, district, state, and national standards; the school counseling program promotes growth and success for each individual student across academic, college and career readiness, and social/emotional domains by rigorously building mindsets and skills that enable students to successfully navigate life. Developmentally appropriate for all students and designed to help all students achieve success, the program consists of intensive school counseling core curriculum (classroom sessions), individual planning, responsive and group services, consultation/collaboration, and systemic support. All school counseling interventions at Talbott are based on student needs (as assessed by parents, teachers, students, administration, and community stakeholders) and are data driven in order to effectively build student strengths and close achievement gaps.