Welcome to the home page of the Felicity-Franklin School District Counseling Department.
Kristin Baird has served Felicity-Franklin Local Schools for 22 years, and has worked 20 years as the counselor. Kristin graduated from Felicity-Franklin High School and always wanted to return to be a part of the great things our students accomplish. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University (Social Studies), a master’s degree from Xavier University (Agency and Community Counseling) and a post master’s year at Wright State University (clinical counseling).
In collaboration with students, families, teachers, staff, and the community, her role as a school counselor is to support and facilitate the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students.
Feel free to contact Kristin by phone, email, or in-person with any questions or concerns.
The Counseling Administrative Assistant is Susan Jennings. She has been an employee of Felicity-Franklin Local Schools for 39 years. She graduated from Bethel-Tate High School and earned an associate degree from the University of Cincinnati. She has spent her adult life as a Cardinal. Her children graduated from Felicity and she still continues to support our Cardinals in every way.
Feel free to contact Susan by phone, email or in-person with any questions or concerns.
School Counseling Mission Statement
The Felicity-Franklin School Counseling Mission is to create a safe, caring environment for all students to grow personally, academically and socially.
School Counseling Beliefs
Felicity-Franklin Local School Counseling Program believes that the school counseling program is an essential and integral part of the overall education process.
The school counselor believes:
- All students have significance and worth and can achieve at high levels
- All students should be treated with dignity and respect
- All students can expect that school is a safe and nurturing environment
The Felicity-Franklin School Counseling Program:
- is available to all students to assist with personal, social, educational and career counseling needs
- Encourages collaboration among teachers, administrators, parents and community agencies to help students achieve success.
- is continually reviewed and altered to meet the needs of the students, teachers and school community
The counselor in the Felicity-Franklin Schools:
- is guided by the Ethical Standards of the American School Counseling Association
- engages in many professional development activities that promote academic, social, and career advancement of the students
School Counseling Delivery System
- Classroom Instruction: the school counselor provide instruction in the school guidance curriculum
- Group Activities: the school counselor conduct planned small groups outside the classroom to respond to students’ needs or interests
- Parent Workshops and Instruction: the school counselor conducts workshops and informational sessions for parents or guardians to address the needs of the school community
Individual Student Planning
- Individual or small-group: the school counselor works with students in analyzing and evaluating students’ abilities and interests in order to develop future plans
- Individual or small-group advisement: the school counselor advises students using personal/social, educational and career information in planning personal, educational and occupational goals
- Consultation: the school counselor consults with parents, colleagues and community agencies regarding strategies to help students and families. The school counselor services as a student advocate
- Individual or Small-group Counseling: Counseling is provided in small group or on an individual basis for students expressing difficulties dealing with relationships or personal concerns
- Crisis Counseling: Counseling, comfort, and support are provided to students and families facing emergency situations
- Referrals: The school counselor uses referral sources to address concerns such as suicidal ideation, violence, abuse, depression, anxiety and family difficulties
- Professional Development- The school counselor is regularly involved in updating and sharing professional knowledge and skills
- Collaboration and Teaming: Through consultation, partnering and collaborating the school counselor makes important educational and psychological contributions to the school system
- Program Management and Operations: This includes planning and management tasks needed to support activities conducted in the school counseling program
- Data Analysis: The school counselor analyze student achievement and counseling-program related data to evaluate the counseling program and discover gaps that exist between groups of students that need to be addressed.
National Standards for Student Achievement, Career and Personal/Social Development
A. Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills contributing to effective learning in school and across the lifespan.
B. Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.
C. Students will understand the relationship of academics to the work of work and to the life at home and the community.
- A. Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
- B.Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction
- C.Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.
- A.Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
- B.Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.
- C.Student will understand safety and survival skills
K-12 Focus Areas
K-2 Focus Areas
- Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand self and others by distinguishing between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors
3-5 Focus Areas
- Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span by articulating feelings of confidence and competence as learners
- Students will acquire the stills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions by developing a positive attitude toward work and learning
- Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals by using persistence and perseverance in acquiring knowledge and skills
6-8 Focus Areas
- Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.
- Students will be taught positive ways of controlling anger
- Students will become aware of potential careers and education required in careers
- Students will learn to persevere through stressful situations
9-12 Focus Areas
- Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.
- Students will acquire the stills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
- Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
COUNSELING DEPARTMENT RESOURCES
COUNSELING RESOURCES (Ohio Department of Education)