Welcome! My name is Martha Grammer and I am so excited to be the School Counselor at Altruria Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year. This is my sixth year as a School Counselor, all in the elementary setting. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Counseling and Personnel Services through the University of Memphis, as well as, my License in School Counseling.
My role as a School Counselor is to work with students, parents, teachers, staff and the community to ensure that all students achieve academic and personal/social success.
School Counseling services are delivered in four specific ways:
1. Classroom Counseling Curriculum- designing ,structuring, and delivering classroom lessons so that students develop specific outcome-driven competencies in all grades K-5 (personal/social, academic, career) and driven by the needs of the school population
2. Individual Student Planning- assisting students with goal formation/planning (behavioral, academic, etc.)
3. Responsive Services- meeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing)
4. System Support- schoolwide program planning and implementation, consulting with other professionals, coordination of various supports for students and families
I look forward to working with your child this year and encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Please click on the link to my Counselor Corner Webpage for more information.
Sincerely,Martha K. Grammer