Our mission is closely aligned with the overall mission of Farley Middle School. We are dedicated to the growth and development of our students. We offer guidance, education, interventions, and support to ensure all students grow academically, socially, and emotionally in a caring and safe environment.

    How a School Counselor Can Help:
    Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students and their parents. Students experience rapid growth and develop a greater sense of self-identity. Your school counselors are here to help! We support students as they work towards personal growth, acquiring positive social skills, and setting informed goals in order to achieve their full academic and career potential. Counselors collaborate with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and members of the community.

    The Role of a School Counselor:

    • School Guidance Curriculum
      • Academic skills support
      • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
      • Education in understanding self and others
      • Coping strategies
      • Peer relationships and effective social skills
      • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
      • Career awareness, exploration and planning
      • Substance abuse education
      • Multicultural/diversity awareness
    • Individual Student Planning
      • Goal-setting/decision- making
      • Academic planning
      • Career planning
      • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
      • Transition planning
    • Responsive Services
      • Individual and small group counseling
      • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
      • Peer facilitation & mediation
      • Consultation/collaboration
      • Referrals when appropriate
    • System Support
      • Professional development
      • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
      • Program management and operation