Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education- K-8 School Counseling Master of Arts in Teaching-Elementary K-8 Bachelor of Liberal Arts Mental Health First Aid Non-Violence Crisis Intervention Trainer
Welcome to the HHES School Counseling Page!
My name is Mrs. Giusti and my goal is to
EMPOWER ALL STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THEIR UNIQUE POTENTIAL TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE!!
Educators usually have a 'why' as to why they do what they do... my 'why' is to be the person I needed when I was in elementary school. Being here at school with our students is not 'work', but a passion. I am on a continuous mission to learn as much as I can about brain development, social/emotional learning, and behavior interventions. Honestly, the best teachers I've ever had in my adult life have been the students I work with at HHES and my son. I am so grateful to learn from our students each and everyday, (and, my little guy keeps me on my toes)!
So...What does an Elementary School Counselor do?
At HHES, we follow the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model and provide a comprehensive K-5 program that fosters development in academic, career, and personal/social domains. We ensure all students have the opportunity to develop and learn in a safe environment. The role of the school counselor in all schools is:
An advocate for all students, their families, and education
Ethical and Professional
Connects to resources
Dedicated to creating a safe learning environment
Knowledgeable in areas of prevention and intervention
Promotes equity and open-mindedness
Models and guides in techniques to help meet the needs of all students and learning
Caring, empathic listeners
HERE TO HELP!
My door is always open, please come by and say hi!
Looking forward to an AMAZING 2016/2017 School Year!