Admin

School Counseling


Group Guidance

Phone: 410-887-7187
Fax: 410-284-4906

Mrs. Donna CegielskiCegielski
Records Secretary
&
Counseling Office Secretary
dcegielski@bcps.org
  
Ms. Jodi Elkin


7th Grade Counselor
6th Grade Counselor M-Z
  
jelkin@bcps.org 
Mr. Brian Oliver
Oliver

Department Chair
8th Grade Counselor
6th Grade Counselor A-L
boliver@bcps.org 

 
DMS School Counseling Office Mission Statement:

 Our mission is to implement a comprehensive, developmental program to address academic, career/college readiness and social emotional needs of all students within a safe and orderly learning environment. Through counseling, coordinating, and collaboration with colleagues and community, school counselors will empower students to overcome barriers to reach their maximum potential as responsible citizens and lifelong learners in a 21st century global society.


DMS School Counseling Office Vision Statement:

 Students will acquire academic, career and personal/social skills in order for them to lead lives in which they have ability to shape their own futures.  Developing independence, resiliency, and character students will be able to find success in their daily lives. 

DMS School Counseling Office Belief/Philosophy Statement:

  • We believe each student is unique and has special abilities, talents, and interests that must be recognized and nurtured   
  • We believe individual students possess within them the power to control quality, growth, and satisfaction in their lives.    

  • We believe that given proper support, all students can achieve at high levels in a developmentally appropriate manner according to their strengths.    

  • We believe that building relationships is the key to being a successful student advocate, guide, and liaison between all members of the school community.    

  • We believe that counselors need to be available to all students to discuss academic, social and personal matters.    

  • We believe all students must be prepared to function as globally competitive citizens in a rapidly changing society.

  • We believe a successful program requires the support and participation of all school personnel, parents, guardians, outside agencies, and the community at large.

 
Program Goals

1 – Attendance: Student attendance will improve to 94% in order to meet MSDE standards.

2 – Behavior: Student behavior will improve overall through fewer suspensions and more time in class.

3 – College Career Readiness:  Students will have greater high school and post-secondary options through goal setting and decision making. 

We believe that counseling programs need to be shaped by ethical guidelines and meaningful data.

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