Elementary School Counseling

To enable students to experience school success.

To assist students in understanding and respecting self and others.

To enable students to develop decision-making competencies and career awareness.

To provide a comprehensive guidance program that will assist all students in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to meet the challenges of a changing global community.
As I work with your student this year, please be assured that I am bound by the Code of Ethics of the American School Counselor’s Association (ASCA). Parent and student confidentiality is protected to the extent allowed by law and school policy.   Helping students meet their fullest potential is a combined effort of both school and home.  If you have any questions about these groups, please contact me at (419) 826-4016 or bethany.lopez@swantonschools.org.

The counseling program in our school is available to help students, parents, and teachers develop positive learning experiences. The program consists of a variety of services and activities, including individual and group counseling, parent and teacher consultation, information services, referral assistance to other agencies in the community, and student assessment.

Disclosure Notice:

Information shared between a student and a counselor is confidential. I make every effort to follow the counseling guidelines contained in the American School Counselor Association Code of Ethics. This means I will keep the information you share with me confidential—unless you give me permission to share it, or unless I am required by law or school policy to share it.

Examples of when I must share your information:

– When I must consult with other professionals to better help you.
– When I am required to release information by a school policy, state law, and/or the code of ethics for professional counselors.
– If I believe you are at risk of harming yourself or others.
– If I believe someone is trying to harm you.
– If a law is broken.

How to contact the School Counselor


Swanton Elementary School:

What is guidance?

Guidance consists of working with students to help them develop academically, personally, and socially.

Prevention and intervention services are provided individually, small group and in the classroom setting.

How do students see the counselor?