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Tyro Elementary School

450 Cow Palace Rd | Lexington, NC 27295 phone Phone: 336-242-5760 phone Fax: 336-242-5761
Angie Lanning » What is a School Counselor?

What is a School Counselor?

Welcome to the School Counselor's Page!


 

What is a School Counselor?

A counselor is a special person at your child's school for whom your child can talk when something is wrong. Children usually talk to a counselor if they are sad, mad, scared, frustrated, etc.  Some of the things a child can talk to a counselor about are:

  *If parents are fighting, separating or getting a divorce

  *If someone they care about moves away or dies (this includes pets)

  *If the child is upset or fighting with someone else

  *If they are having bad dreams

  *If they are having friend issues

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Counselors can't make all the bad stuff go away but they are good listeners and will try to give your child the tools he/she needs to make things better.  What your child tells us is confidential, which means we can't tell anyone unless:

* he/she says it is ok to tell 

* if a child is being hurt

*if a child is in danger

*if a child is hurting themselves or others

 (If a child is being hurt, in danger or hurting themselves or others, then by law, we must get the person in need help). We may not be able to see your child the very second they ask because counselors can get very busy but we will see your child as quickly as we can.  Of course, emergency situations always have priority.

 


Other things a counselor may do include:

  • PST coordinator (Problem Solving Team )
  • 504 coordinator
  • Testing team member
  • TED team member (response team in the event of a death of a staff member or student enrolled in a Davidson County School )
  • Teach class guidance in each classroom
    • Teach character traits such as respect & responsibility
  • Counseling groups
  • Maintain student records
  • Student Council/Tyro Student Leader Advisor
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The Counselor at Tyro Elementary is Angie Lanning. If you need to conference with me, please call (336-242-5760) or email me to set up an appointment. I can meet most days between 8:15-3:15 but again it is best to set up an appointment.

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Click on the dolphin to email Ms. Lanning or email: alanning@davidson.k12.nc.us