Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Katie Bettez
SMS Guidance Office Mission Statement:
The mission of the school counselor at SMS is to promote healthy overall growth of all students through developmental guidance programs, small group interventions, and individual counsel. The school counselor partners with parents, community members, administrators, and teachers to create and maintain a safe enjoyable learning environment so students feel safe exploring their world.
SMS Guidance Department Philosophy:
The counselor at SMS believes
- All children are inherently worthy
- All children can learn
- All children have dignity and self worth
- All children have the opportunity to participate in guidance programs
- All children will have support
The counseling program at SMS is designed to be preventative and developmental. Individual, group and classroom sessions increase students’ social and emotional awareness. These sessions address issues such as impulse control, empathy, anger management, bullying, honesty, friendship and problem solving.
Steps to Respect
I am available by phone at 978-597-0380 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org anytime for parents and guardians to discuss issues regarding their child. Thank you and have a wonderful school year!
~ Ms. K. Bettez