Greetings Harvey Clarke Elementary Community,
My name is Lauren Marie Carroll “Counselor Carroll”. I am excited to be your school counselor at Harvey Clarke Elementary in the Forest Grove community!
I am passionate about students - how they learn, what motivates them, and how I can support them in these foundational years of their academic journey. I believe every child has abilities no matter their age or developmental level. My role as the school counselor is to empathically guide and help students flourish through academic, social/emotional, and college and career readiness supports.
I support these critical aspects of their education through direct services: curriculum, individual planning, and responsive services.
I teach about academic achievement, social/emotional skills, and college and career readiness. This is done in every classroom at Harvey Clarke once a week for 30 minutes. All curricula align with district, state, and national standards for our school counseling program.
I lead small group counseling lessons. They are in the format of a 3-8 person curriculum-based skills group once a week. Students are referred to small group from teachers, specialists, and their families. Students learn about self-regulation, social thinking, feelings, emotional control, and decision making.
I conference with students, families, and staff to meet students’ social/emotional, academic, and future college and career goals. This also includes attending student conferences when requested by families or staff members. Additionally, I meet with students, teachers, families, and other school staff to assist with the transition from grade to grade.
There are times when students need immediate support. In these situations I provide conflict resolution, consultation/collaboration, individual family/school crisis intervention,
referrals to community partners/collaborators/specialists, small group counseling, and short-term individual counseling. If students need long-term counseling, please contact me; community counseling resources can be provided.
In addition to direct services, I am a student advocate. I support students to equitably strive to meet their academic, social/emotional, college and career goals. As the school counselor, I collect data to interpret student achievement and goals as well as minimize barriers so students can thrive at Harvey Clarke and in the Forest Grove School District. I uphold all ethical standards which includes confidentiality. Lastly, I am a collaborator with students, staff, families, and community members to help all students thrive. We are an educational team!
I sincerely look forward to working with this community and continue to believe in the lives of all children through care and constant support.
Lauren Marie Carroll “Counselor Carroll”
503-359-8152 extension 6228