Student Services

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    We are the Mental Health staff in Marion Elementary School

    Our Roles

    We work collaboratively with parents, teachers, students and staff to assist students and families in maximizing each child's potential and strengths, as well as overcoming challenges.

    Mrs. Angelina Pound - LMSW School Social Worker (Grades K-6)  apound@marioncs.org

    Mrs. Jennifer Rosa - School Psychologist, MS, CAS (Grades Preschool, K & 1) jrosa@marioncs.org

    Mrs. Melissa Walker - School Psychologist, MS, CAS (Grades 2-6) mwalker@marioncs.org

    What do School Social Workers and Psychologists do?

    We assist students

    • Through participation in individual and group counseling

    • Help to cope in times of crisis, such as loss of a loved one, divorce, illness in the family, school anxiety etc.  

    • Access school-based services and support programs

    • Improve school attendance 

    • Evaluate student's academic, social and emotional needs

    • Plan appropriate programs and services in conjunction with the building Support Team

    • Improve social skills

    • Improve self-confidence, self-awareness and self-control

    • Assist students with making a positive adjustment to school

    We assist parents

    • Participate in their child's educational planning

    • Access community services

    • Understand services for students with disabilities, such as the Committee on Special Education and the 504 accommodation committee.  

    • Strengthen parenting skills

    • During times of crisis or loss

    • Understand and meet their child's social, emotional, and developmental needs

    We assist teachers

    • Understand familial, cultural, economic, developmental, learning, and health factors which impact school success

    • Communicating with their students and fostering a sense of safety in times in crisis.  

    We are also lucky to be able to provide Primary Project by our school's child associate, Kathy Baker. Primary Project is a national evidence-based program that helps children in K through third grade adjust to school, gain confidence, social skills, and focus on learning. Through play, Primary Project addresses children’s school adjustment difficulties and increases their chances for success.Please contact your child's teacher, or Angelina Pound, for more information about accessing these services.

     

     

     

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