Middle School specific roles:
- input into the Grades 6, 7 & 8 advisory program; and
- individual and group social, emotional, behavioral and academic counseling to Grades 6, 7 & 8. Typical groups include transitioning, family changes, grief and loss.
“I am a high energy person who loves volunteering and meeting new people. I am from South Carolina, USA. I earned my bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology and my educational specialist degree in counselor education (specializing in K-12 school counseling) from the University of South Carolina. After working in a high school for three years, I decided to pursue an international placement here at AISB. I’ve always loved supporting students as they grow into their best selves and I am constantly striving to create additional opportunities for them to gain confidence and find purpose in life.”
Stephanie Finnell, Middle School Counselor
It is the role of all AISB Counselors to:
- provide support services to the wider AISB community including students, parents and staff;
- remove barriers to learning;
- encourage student advocacy;
- support the transition of students and families into and out of the AISB community;
- be accessible and approachable;
- provide communications and psychoeducational resources;
- support school-wide initiatives such as child protection and crisis response; and
- operate under the guidelines of the International Model for School Counseling Programs (2011).