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LRTA School Counseling Department

School Counseling

6th-Grade School Counselor: Dominique Fowler, [email protected]

7th-Grade School Counselor: Monifa Lewis, School Counseling Department Chair, [email protected] Sarah Schmidt, [email protected]

8th-Grade School Counselor: Sarah Schmidt, [email protected]

School Counseling Secretary- Elaine Pearlstein, [email protected]

Students may also contact school counselors and keep up important student information via Grade Level Schoology Groups through BCPSOne. 

Office Number: 443-809-5655

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Through individual counseling, classroom guidance and group counseling School Counselors address the academic, career decision making and social/emotional needs and success of all students. As School Counselors we are governed by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) in accordance with the National Standards for School Counselors

What is a School Counselor?

  • a certified, specially trained, and caring person.
  • a school person who helps all students.
  • a coordinator
  • a consultant
  • a group leader
  • a mediator
  • a person who helps teachers, adults, and parents understand children.
  • a person who helps children understands themselves.

What Does a School Counselor Do?

  • Talks with students individually and in groups
  • Helps in identifying the needs of students
  • Orients new students
  • Promotes positive attitudes and values among students
  • Aids teachers and parents in helping children
  • Helps people to make better use of community resources
  • Assists in the identification of and referrals for crisis situations.
  • Helps with school, college, job, career, and personal plans.
  • Assists students in the maturation process.
  • Maintains student confidence.

Contact the School Counseling Office for concerns related to the following: 

  • Enrolling or withdrawing
  • Updating residency information
  • Changes in student behavior
  • Academic advising
  • Academic placement concerns
  • Social or personal concerns
  • Make-up work (if out more than 3 days)
  • Magnet/High School information

How Does a Student See Their Counselor?

  • self-referral (school counseling pass required)
  • appointment made by the counselor
  • parent referral
  • administrative referral
  • teacher or other staff referral
  • referral by friends

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