Two school counselors from regional schools were recently featured in Kentucky Teacher, the Kentucky Department of Education’s online publication. The author interviewed Trudy Bramblett, a school counselor at Crittenden County Elementary School and part-time graduate student supervisor for Murray State University’s school counseling program. Also interviewed was Tamra Parker, a second-year counselor at Fulton County Elementary/Middle School and a recent graduate of MSU’s school counseling program.
The article, titled “Classroom Acts: Counselors Go to Students in Need,” discussed how the counselors were able to be more involved in the classroom to assist students in getting the most out of their educational experience. They gave examples of collaborating with teachers and opportunities that allowed them to be more involved in the classroom. The classroom time allows both counselors a chance to discuss issues such as bullying and school violence or to teach life skills training. Parker and Bramblett also work one-on-one with teachers to collaborate on lesson plans and schedule events. In the article, both counselors advised others in their field who are interested in providing classroom assistance to stay abreast of current academic trends and practices.
The article appears in its entirety at the Kentucky Teacher website at www.kentuckyteacher.org. The Kentucky Journal is an online publication offering feature articles that provide descriptive narratives about successful classroom practices, resources, recognition of outstanding efforts and more.