Who Am I?
Hello! I am Mrs. Hunter the new counselor at Northbrook Elementary. It has been an exciting beginning to a wonderful year.
I taught middle school for 5 years and this is my 2nd year as an Elementary School Counselor. Spending time with individual students, in classrooms, and with teachers is the best job in the world. I graduated in 2005 with my Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a minor in Women's Studies from Texas Woman's University. I then graduated in 2012 from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ with my Master's in Professional Counseling. I hold my LPC-Intern license and see individual clients 2 evenings a week.
I am married to my wonderful husband Tracey and we have 5 darling kiddos from 23 to 15 years old as well as 2 amazing grandbabies. We have 2 dogs, a pit/mastiff mix and a boxer, 2 fish, and a bird. Outside of Northbrook, I enjoy spending time with my family, crafting, thrifting, and hot yoga.
I am so happy to be a part of the Northbrook Family.
What Do Counselors Do?
Counselors work with children both individually, in small groups, and in the classroom setting. I will be coming into classrooms to do guidance lessons. Often I will send your child home with a note to you, explaining what we talked about and how you can extend it at home.
When students are experiencing things in school or at home that are affecting their ability to do well in class, I can work with them in a small group or individual type setting to help them work through those issues and get back on track. If there is anything serious I will make a phone call home also.
I do have a strict confidentiality statement posted in my office and in my playroom that lets my students know that what we talk about stays confidential unless someone is hurting them, they are hurting someone else, or they are hurting themselves. If there is a topic outside of these parameters that should be shared with parents, I will work with the student to tell their parents. As a parent myself I know that there are a lot of things that should be shared with parents even if I don't say it directly.
I can be reached by calling the school at 817-232-0086 extension 4158
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to meet with me, I am very happy to do that, however an appointment must be made first to make sure I am available to you in a timely manner. I am usually available to meet after school Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Again, please call to check.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with your child. I do not take the responsibility lightly and I look forward to meeting you should the need arise. Have a wonderful day and fabulous 14-15 school year.