School Counselor

  • Headshot of Tammy GodinoTammy Godino, School Counselor
    724-443-1541, ext. 2 or 3650

    My name is Tammy Godino and I am the counselor at Hance Elementary. Please contact me at anytime by phone or email if you have any questions or concerns. I am here as a resource for you. Some of my responsibilities as a counselor at Hance include:

    Individual Counseling: I work with students individually based on parent, teacher or student referral.

    Small Group Counseling: I run small group counseling based on friendship/bullyproofing skills, coping skills, changing family situations, new friends groups, social skills classes, and others as needed. I also have small groups called, "Lunch Bunch" where students can come over for lunch and we play games based on friendship building.

    Classroom Counseling: The elementary counselors go into the classrooms four times a year.  We have a Bucket Filling lesson, a promoting Good Health lesson, a Career lesson and an Internet Safety lesson.  We can also go into the classroom and give a lesson upon a teacher's request during the school year based on classroom concerns.

    Coordinating the Volunteer Program: There are two types of volunteers: Assistive and Independent. If you would like to be an Independent Volunteer, you need to get your clearances: Child Abuse, Criminal Record, and FBI Criminal Record. You also need to fill out the district's application and receive a TB test within four months of turning in your clearances.  Both types of volunteers need to listen to a volunteer orientation podcast. All information can be found on the Pine-Richland website under Volunteers.  Please contact me with questions.

    As a counselor, I can also go into the classroom to observe students based on parent or teacher request. I am part of the Multi-Tiered System Support Team (MTSS) and the Student Assistance Team (SAP.)  I also conduct the gifted screenings. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child while at Hance.