Lakeland Central School District
School Counseling | Guidance Department
Nadia Potter, District Guidance Coordinator
Maura Costello, Secretary to District Guidance Coordinator
Lakeland High School Guidance and Counseling Calendar
Walter Panas High School Guidance and Counseling Calendar
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7th x. 39959
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Our Vision The Lakeland CSD School Counseling | Guidance Department’s school counseling program will work in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure every student has equal access to academic, career and personal/social skills to reach their fullest educational potential. All students must believe they belong in our academic community, they can succeed, their ability and competence grows with effort, and the work they do in school has value to them. Today, students hold more computing power in the palm of their hands than the first astronauts had in their spacecraft’s. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist using technologies that haven't been invented in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems. Our local and national economy and social well-being is dependent upon having a workforce prepared to innovate and address these problems; therefore, we must prepare our students to be to be adaptable, critical thinkers with a strong foundation in collaboration, problem spotters & solvers, and grit as they become contributing members of our society.
The Role of a School Counselor School Counselors address students’ academic, career and social/emotional development in addition to balancing delivery methods, recognizing that students learn in multiple ways. We have the unique responsibility of advocating for all students and provide support in a variety of ways through Direct Student Services, which includes the delivery of our school counseling curriculum (instruction & group activities), individual student planning, and responsive services for counseling & crisis situations. Additionally, we provide Indirect Student Services, which includes consultation with parents, teachers, other educators & community organizations, collaboration with other educators, parents and the community, and referrals to school or community resources.