Welcome to the School Counselor PageMy 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, changing family situations, study skills, 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 three times a year. We have a Bucket Filling lesson, Promoting Good Health lesson, and an Internet Safety lesson. We can also go into the classroom and give a lesson upon teacher request during the schoolyear based on classroom concerns.
Coordinating our Schoolwide Positive Behavior Program: Hance will be starting our schoolwide behavior program. Students can receive WOW tickets for following the school rules and displaying kind behavior. Anyone in the building can give a student a WOW ticket. I will collect all of the WOW tickets every other week and pull a student's name from each class to be the WOW student for the next two weeks. The WOW student will have his/her picture put on the bulletin board and receive a certificate home. We will continue this program throughout the schoolyear. Please reinforce the school rules at home with your child so he/she will have every opportunity to be a WOW student for two weeks.
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. Both types of volunteers need to attend a volunteer orientation. Please contact me with questions.
As a counselor, I also can go into the classroom to observe students based on parent or teacher request. I am part of the Response to Intervention Team and conduct the gifted screenings. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child while at Hance.
724-443-1541, ext. 2 or 3650
Last Modified on April 13, 2017