Sugarcreek Elementary School Counseling
Mrs. Melissa Hogan is the counselor for students in Grades K-6.
KC School Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the Karns City Guidance Department is to provide a developmental program that will facilitate and support the educational achievement of all students. The program focuses on personal development, academic success, and postsecondary planning. Our goal is to promote students’ sense of responsibility personally, socially, and academically, so that students can work towards their full potential. The guidance program works in conjunction with other school personnel, programs and community resources.
This guidance department strives to be in alignment with the goals established by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Standards. We believe the implementation of a planned systematic program ensures each student can develop his/her individual potential in three specific areas: academic, career, and personal/social development.
As guidance counselors, we envision the school counseling department being an integral part of the education program that is aimed to assist students in their preparation for becoming successful and productive members of a changing society. As counselors, we function in a number of different capacities including: counselor, consultant, teacher, manager and role model. As counselors, we will work to provide advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systemic change to the school community. As counselors, we will work in conjunction with teachers, administrators, parents and community members to assist students in achievement of their goals. As counselors, we do not make decisions for students, but help them acquire facts and ideas to make decisions.