Please review the 2015 – 2016 Title I Parent Involvement Notice for the Jackson County School System.
Hi, I am Amy Bell the counselor and parent engagement specialist at North Jackson Elementary School. Prior to becoming a counselor, I was a middle school mathematics and science teacher for eleven years. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education with an emphasis in mathematics and science from The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. I earned a Masters degree in Post Secondary Education from Troy State University, Troy, Alabama. I earned a Masters degree in School Counseling from The University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama and my Educational Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning from Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia. Please review this site for information regarding different counseling services that are available, student resources, and parent resources. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the North Jackson School community!
Mission Statement of the North Jackson Elementary School Counseling Department
It is the goal of the Counseling Department at North Jackson Elementary School to promote the education of each student at his/her own level of ability and maturity. Recognizing the diversity of the NJES student body, the program strives to provide a variety of experiences adapted to student abilities and interests designed to guide them toward the realization of their potential. Through guidance, consultation, counseling, and coordination of activities, the program is designed to enhance the quality of life for our community and to provide well-prepared leaders for our society.
Counseling Department Philosophy and Beliefs
The counselor at North Jackson Elementary School believes:
• All students have dignity and worth and should be respected.
• All students should be given every opportunity to participate in the school counseling program and have access to a certified school counselor.
• All students’ diversities, whether they are ethnicity, culture, race, socio-economic, or special needs, are to be considered in planning and implementing the school wide program.
The North Jackson Elementary School counseling program should:
• Be planned and coordinated by a state-certified school counselor in partnership with the other educators, parents or guardians, and the community.
• Actively engage students in classroom, small group, and/or individual activities.
• Provide academic, career, personal, and social development for every student.
• Use data to drive the program development and evaluation, and actively monitor students’ results.
The North Jackson Elementary School counselor:
• Will adhere to the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association.
• Will participate regularly in professional development essential to maintain a quality school program.