Meet our School Counselor
Ms. Baker is in her 16th year as a school counselor, her ninth at Granville Middle School. She earned a Master of Science degree in School Counseling from the University of Dayton in 2005, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women's Studies from The Ohio State University in 2002.
School Counseling Beliefs
The School Counseling program at Granville Middle School is based upon the belief that:
All students can achieve success.
Every student is valuable and should be treated with dignity and respect.
All students will have access to high quality school counseling services provided by a full-time licensed, professional school counselor.
All students can expect that school is a safe and nurturing environment.
Explanation of Services
Individual & group counseling
Peer mediation & conflict resolution
Goal setting & problem solving
Academic mentoring and monitoring
Orientation & support of new students
Post-secondary and career exploration
Resource distribution on topics such as study skills, alcohol and other drugs, depression, stress, etc.
Parent education workshops
Parent consultation with specific student questions or concerns
Response to Intervention Team (RtI)
Resource referrals: academic, community & mental health resources
Testing support, analysis, and interpretation
Schools Counselors consult with parents, guardians, colleagues, and community agencies regarding strategies to help students and families. School Counselors serve as student advocates. Referral sources are used to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, family difficulties, violence, abuse, and suicidal ideation.