Guidance

Meet Your School Counselor: Mrs. Claudia Long

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Credentials:

  • 9+ years school counseling experience
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling, Mississippi College
  • B.S. in Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi

About Me:

I am very excited to be working with the students of Ambler Elementary.  This is my 3rd year at Ambler, and my 10th year as a school counselor.  I have worked in the past as a middle school and elementary counselor.  I am a transplant to the Upstate from Louisiana/Mississippi.  College basketball is what brought my family to the area.  My husband was a division 1 college basketball coach for 12 years, but now proudly serves as an assistant principal at Easley High School.  We have two children, ages 18 and 17; and three 4 legged children; which include a Lab, Dachshund, and a cat.  I live on Lake Hartwell and enjoy spending time on the lake with family and friends.

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Elementary School Counselors help students:

  -achieve academic goals.

  -develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves.

  -cope with life changes.

  -develop problem solving and decision making skills.

  -develop emotionally and socially.

  -begin to develop career goals.

 

Elementary School Counselors help school staff:

  -understand and meet students' personal, social, emotional, academic, and

    behavioral needs.

 

Elementary School Counselors help parents:

  -understand their child's emotions and behaviors.

  -access community resources when needed.

  -with strategies to use at home with problem behaviors.

  -interpret standardized test scores.

 

What are some specific things Mrs. Long does?

- Classroom Guidance for all grade levels

- Work with individual students and small groups for a variety of reasons

  such as:

     -behavioral concerns

     -attendance concerns

     -academic concerns

     -family/life changes and crises

     -friendship issues

     -grief

     -anxiety

- Facilitates/Assists with the following programs/roles:

     -Duke TIP

     -President's Award

     -School Testing Coordinator

     -Red Ribbon Week

     -RTI Leadership Team

     -504 Coordinator

     - radKIDS   

     -Fall Canned Food Drive                                           

 

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