Welcome Ithica Families and Guests!
We are glad you are visiting Ithica's Counseling Website! We hope you find the information here helpful. Please feel free to contact us by email or phone if you have questions, suggestions, or concerns. Together, we as families, educators, and community make Ithica a wonderful place to learn!
Ithica's School Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the Ithica Elementary School Guidance Program is to provide a foundation for the success of every student by providing a comprehensive and developmentally age-appropriate school counseling program including a school guidance curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support. The program will be aligned with the American School Counselor Association national standards and will focus on meeting needs through the development of the personal/social, academic, and career domains.
Meet Ms. Hindman
Hello Ithica Titan Students and Parents! I am so excited to be joining the Ithica family as a first year School Counselor and look forward to working with all of you! I am a graduate of University of West Georgia (Go Wolves) and have 13 years experience working with children and families in various capacities. My goal this year is to support students in developing tools for academic success, providing them opportunities for social and emotional growth, and encouraging them to become aware of careers in our local community. When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our daughters, and our kitten. My family loves to travel, make art, play board games, and watch Disney movies.
Meet Ms. Glenn
Hi Titans! This is my 2nd year as an Ithica Titan and I am happy to be with you again this school year. I earned my Ed.S in school counseling from the University of West Georgia and this is my 13th year as a school counselor for Carroll County Schools and my 18th year in education. I am excited and look forward to working with you and your students again this year.
What is a School Counselor?
Elementary school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today's diverse student population. School Counselors work with students, parents, and school staff to assist students in becoming successful learners.
-American School Counseling Association
How can the school counselor help?
The school counselor is here to support student success by providing conprehensive program aligned to the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) National model. The counseling program focus on school success through academic, social/emotional and career development. the counseling program assists students through the following activities:
Regular classroom guidance sessions are scheduled for all Kindergarten through 5th grade classes. Classes support Georgia’s Common Core Curriculum, and include ASCA National Standards and National Career Development Guidelines. Mrs. Hindman will facilitate guidance in grades 3-5 and Ms. Glenn will facilitate guidance in grades K-2.
Counseling groups are formed throughout the year based on student need. Groups typically include 4 to 8 students and meet weekly to focus on a specific topic. Group counseling is an excellent way for students to work together, support one another, and learn new skills. Sessions are scheduled to minimize loss of academic instructional time. Parent permission is requested in order for a student to participate in group counseling.
Confidential short-term counseling is available to all students at Ithica. Parents, teachers, or students may make a referral for counseling. If you would like to refer your child for individual counseling, please call or email the counselor.
The counselor is available to work with parents and teachers to assist in planning strategies to help promote academic, personal, and social success. The counselor is also available to refer families to appropriate resources within the greater community.
Corinne Hindman & Heidi Glenn
IES School Counselors