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RSD Counselors’ Beliefs

  • We believe when students feel safe and connected at school, they are better able to self-regulate and to solve problems.
  • It’s important that everyone (administrators, teachers, counselors, families, students) understand and support the counselor’s role in a comprehensive school counseling program.
  • Data collection and reflection support and allow counselors to improve upon counselors’ advocacy for students.
  • Students’ current and future successes (in academics, socially/emotionally, in careers, as citizens) are the focus of the school counselor. We believe students’ diverse talents should be cultivated, and their varying needs (academic, linguistic, social/emotional) should be met in the school setting.
  • To make lasting, sustainable change, counselors need to work with students’ families, as well as with students themselves.
  • School counselors need timely/current professional development in strategies/techniques that are aimed at meeting the needs of students, many of whom present with behavioral/emotional challenges, and whose families are impacted by a variety of complex issues.

RSD Counselors’ Vision

To partner with one another, as well as with educators, families, and the community to provide a safe environment, while empowering the whole child to become a successful, productive member of society.

RSD Counselors’ Mission

The Russellville School Counseling program supports, provides services to, and develops skills in every child, every day.