Welcome to Nitro Elementary’s School Counseling webpage.
School Counselors provide a variety of services within the school. Our primary responsibility is to oversee the safety and wellness of the students that we serve. Some of those services include:
*Weekly Developmental Guidance in the classroom.
*Individual supportive counseling
*Parent & Teacher consultations
*School wide prevention activities
*Referrals to outside services when necessary
*Participation in IEP/SAT/504 meetings
*Student Council Sponsor
Feel free to call or email with any questions/concerns/needs
~Ally Radenheimer, MA, LPC, NCSC
Second Step Program
Beginning in December 2019, during weekly developmental guidance (classroom counseling), I will begin using a new research based curriculum called Second Step. The Second Step program is a series of lessons for Kindergarten through 5th grade that is designed to increase students’ school success and decrease problem behaviors by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation. It teaches skills that strengthen students’ ability to learn, have empathy, manage emotions, and solve problems. Many lessons come with a Home Link reminder that can be found on the Second Step website. These activities are fun and are designed to encourage interaction between students and their adult family members. You can find out more about the program by visiting secondstep.org.