Abilene Counselor: Randy Horn
I bring a total of thirty-seven years of classroom counseling/teaching experience to the role of elementary counselor. My goal as the school counselor is to address the social/emotional and educational needs of our students by providing weekly classroom guidance lessons, individual counseling, and group counseling.
As the school counselor, I teach and implement the Kansas Curricular Standards for School Counseling. The standards address personal/social, academic, and career development. Classroom lessons are based on the developmental needs of students. Lessons use cross-curricular skills including: literature, theater, writing, music, social studies, and science.
Students may see the counselor individually by self, parent, teacher, or principal referral, or by counselor invitation. Parents are notified of small group activities. Skill-specific small group activities will be with signed parent permission slip.
I am one piece of the puzzle in partnership with other educators, parents, administration, and the community to provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement.