Brandy Givens

School Counselor

West Creek Elementary
E-mail: brandy.givens@cmcss.net
Phone: (931) 802-8637

About Me

Hello! My name is Brandy McKee and I am proud to be the school counselor at West Creek Elementary School. My little family consists of myself and my two children Emilie and Lucas. I have been in education for 15 years. I received my Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education and my Master's of Arts degree in School Counseling at Murray State University. I was a classroom teacher for 5 years before moving into the counseling position, which I love! I believe all students can and have the right to learn and achieve success at their highest potential. I am dedicated to ensuring that all students have a safe and positive learning environment to develop academically, emotionally and socially. I am looking forward to another exciting year at West Creek!


School Counselor Role:



Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, personal/social and career development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success


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Delivery of Services:



Delivery

Professional school counselors provide culturally competent services to students, parents/guardians, school staff and the community in the following areas:



• School Guidance Curriculum – This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students achieve the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The school guidance curriculum is delivered throughout the school's overall curriculum and is systematically presented by professional school counselors in collaboration with other professional educators in K-12 classroom and group activities.



• Individual Student Planning – Professional school counselors coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to help students establish personal goals and develop future plans.



• Responsive Services – Responsive services consist of prevention and/or intervention activities to meet students’ immediate and future needs. These needs can be necessitated by events and conditions in students’ lives and the school climate and culture, and may require any of the following:

• individual or group counseling

• consultation with parents, teachers and other educators

• referrals to other school support services or community resources

• peer helping

• psycho-education

• intervention and advocacy at the systemic level

Professional school counselors develop confidential relationships with students to help them resolve and/or cope with problems and developmental concerns.



• System Support – System support consists of management activities establishing, maintaining, and enhancing the total school counseling program. These activities include professional development, consultation, collaboration, supervision, program management and operations. Professional school counselors are committed to continual personal and professional development and are proactively involved in professional organizations promoting school counseling at the local, state and national levels.


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Classroom Expectations

1.  Students are expected listen and follow directions.

2.  Students are expected to be kind and helpful to others.

3.  Students are expected to participate in group activities and discussions.



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