School Counseling Ms Kristen Vlattas
Who is your school counselor??
I received my undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from The College of William and Mary. I am dedicated to helping students reach their personal best. I work with students in groups and individually to help them develop academic skills, social and personal skills, and begin to explore future and career options. I also work with parents and other school staff to help create the best educational environment for students.
I strive to provide a comprehensive school counseling program for all students at Grafton Bethel and to help students become positive and productive citizens in our community.
Student needs are addressed with the following services:
Classroom Guidance Lessons– Throughout the school year, I will be teaching classroom lessons to students in grades K-5. Students will learn about many important topics including:
- Bullying and peer pressure
- Conflict Resolution skills
- Developing positive character traits
- Decision-making and problem-solving
- Career exploration
- Test-taking strategies and study skills
Group Counseling – Students may participate in small group counseling upon parent or teacher request. Group counseling topics may include:
- Military Deployment
- Friendship and Social Skills
- Study Skills
- Family Changes
- Controlling Anger
Individual Counseling – Students may speak with the counselor individually through parent referral, teacher referral, or self-referral.
A student may talk with the school counselor about:
- Academic concerns
- Family changes or concerns
- Peer Relationships and Friends
Family Life Education -The counselor will teach family life to students in Grades K-3. Teachers teach family life to students in Grades 4 and 5.
Gifted Program Contact – The counselor also serves as the Gifted Education contact. Please contact me with questions about the Extend Program.
Referrals – If you are in need of assistance, the school counselor can help by locating community resources.
I look forward to working with Grafton Bethel students and families!