Prospect Ridge Academy teachers are highly qualified to work with their students and take pride in their ability to create rapport with students and their families. The counselors are facilitators of these teacher-student relationships and move into action when developmental dysfunctions, stresses or family problems exceed the capabilities of the teacher-student paradigm. In this capacity, we counsel students individually, meet with families and confer with students' extended support systems as needed to overcome obstacles.
The Elementary Counselor serves as consultants to help teachers and parents understand how to effectively address learning differences and appreciate the dynamics of multiple intelligences. This includes uncovering and affirming students' strengths and overcoming resistance to remediation by turning students into self-advocating collaborators in the educational experience.
The Elementary Counselor also leads monthly character education lessons in the classroom and facilitates a monthly character assembly.