School Counseling

Contact: Emily Wiersema (423) 332-8815 x32412

Counseling Corner

 Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
My name is Emily Wiersema and I would like to introduce myself to you as the School Counselor at Daisy Elementary School.  I am entering my 4th year with Hamilton County Schools, my 2nd year at Daisy, and I am thrilled to be your school counselor!  I look forward to working with you and your student again this year, and I will make every effort to see that your student receives as much personal assistance as possible.  
The School Counseling program at Daisy Elementary is based on the American School Counseling Association Model and our district standards.  It includes a variety of services for ALL students and is designed to assist with interests and issues related to the stages of student growth in the areas of academic, career, personal, emotional, and social development.  The following services will be offered for the 2022-23 school year:
Small group counseling sessions, with parent permission, for students focusing on: divorce, grief, study skills, friendship/social skills, and/or anger management. If you feel that your child needs assistance in any of these areas please let me know. Small group topics and participation will be based on identified need.
Individual meetings to help students adjust to school or help with personal issues on an as needed basis.
Classroom SEL lessons with emphasis on personal/social skills, bullying prevention, child protection, academic development (study skills), and career awareness.  I see every class in the building at least once a month.
Referral assistance to other programs and services in the community.   
If you have any questions regarding the counseling program, please contact me directly at 423-332-8815 or email me at [email protected]  I look forward to working together with you this year to help ensure your child’s success in school and life in general.  We are going to have a great year! 
Emily Wiersema
School Counselor
Daisy Elementary
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