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.

*Small groups

*Individual supportive counseling

*Parent & Teacher consultations

*Parent workshops

*Student Advocacy

*School wide prevention activities

*Behavior Management

*Referrals to outside services when necessary

*Crisis Prevention/Response

*Participation in IEP/SAT/504 meetings

*Committee involvement

*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.