Phone: 919-499-4912 EXT. 231
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Tenise Tillman, School Counselor
Your school counselor is here to help! School counselors meet with students when…
Parents make a request. Students make a request, teachers/staff members make a request, a student is visibly upset, angry etc.
School counselors are here for parents! We will work with parents/ guardians to:
- Provide support when seeking help
- Provide information regarding available community resources
- Share information about their child within the boundaries of the counselor’s professional ethics
- Review student academic performance
School counselors are here for students! We will meet with students to:
Create a plan for academic success, problem solving, Help with friends, Identify strengths/explore interests, Help with Transitions , Work on behavior concerns, Learn to cope with Emotions, Cope with changes in the family and Deal with Loss.
School counselors visit classrooms to teach guidance lessons on…
- Study habits and test-taking strategies
- Bullying Prevention
- Goal setting
- Character traits (PBIS Lessons)
- Career development and healthy decision-making
- Handling stress and other emotions
- Dealing with peer pressure, friendship and teamwork
School counselors offer small counseling groups.
4 to 8 students meet in a group to talk, share feelings and learn coping strategies when they are dealing with a similar concern such as divorced parents, loss of a loved one or social/emotional concerns. **Students will only participate in groups if written parent/guardian permission is received.**
A student and family’s privacy is very important. All information shared with a school counselor will remain confidential.
(1) a student shares a plan to harm him or herself or someone else
(2) there is suspicion a student may be a victim of abuse or neglect
In these situations, we are required by law to report this information to parents and/or to appropriate agencies.
Counselors may share information with teachers/staff on a need to know basis with student or parent permission.