Welcome to the School Counselor’s Page!
I have been the School Counselor at SMRS since September 2013. I graduated from Rowan University in 2012 with my Masters in Counseling in Educational Settings (K-12) and in 2010 with my B. A. in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology. In 2014, I became accredited as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I spent my Undergraduate internship working with a School Psychologist in a Pre-K through 6 setting with the Gateway Regional Child Study Team, and my Graduate practicum and internship as a 7th and 8th grade counselor at Gateway Regional High School. I’ve also worked in the school setting since 2004 in various capacities from an Administrative Assistant to a Substitute Teacher.
I like to take a proactive approach with my counseling through student observations, collaboration with the child’s teacher and the School Principal and Vice Principal. Additionally, I go into the classroom to present lessons on various life skill topics from good manners to promoting student self-esteem, based on student needs. I will be providing individual counseling to students for any academic, social, or career-oriented needs, and will make any referrals for outside services if necessary. In addition, I will be running groups based on the needs of the school throughout the year. Currently, I run two groups – “Chick Chat,” which is a self-esteem and educational group for girls in grades 4 through 8; and “G3 – Guys Grubbing and Gaming” for boys in grades 3-5 where we focus on developing skills such as cooperation, communication, and good sportsmanship. I am trained in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which has already been implemented at Saint Margaret Regional School, and am ready to continue facilitating the program as the school’s Anti-Bullying Specialist. My door will always be open for your child to come and talk to me about any issue he or she is having throughout the year. If you wish for me to see your child on a regular basis for any concerns that are affecting him/her while in school, please contact Miss Sole via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Wishes for the School Year!
Ms. Rachel Sole, M.A., NCC