School Counseling

What does a school counselor do? 

The Dodge Counseling program is an equal partner with the instructional program, which strives to meet the student’s academic, career, and personal/social needs. It complements learning in the classroom, is student centered, preventative, and developmental. The counseling program teams with students, parents, and teachers to help students maximize their potential in academic, social, emotional and personal growth.

Mission Statement - To provide effective intervention services that meet students academic and emotional needs as well as assist students with career planning.

What does the School Counseling Program Provide?

Through large group guidance activities and lessons, coordination of student services, collaboration with staff and parents, and individual and small group counseling the counselor provides students assistance with:

    * Developing a positive self-image.
    * Showing respect for self and others.
    * Understanding and utilizing the decision-making process and conflict resolution skills.
    * Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with adults and peers.
    * Developing effective study skills.
    * Being prepared to make a successful transition to high school.
    * Exposure to post-secondary and career options.

Jennifer Hogan
Serving all students last names A-K
(651) 460-1598
jhogan@farmington.k12.mn.us
 
Glee Slater
Serving all students last names L-Z.
 (651) 460-1599
gslater@farmington.k12.mn.us

Confidentiality

Dodge counselors strive to develop a safe and trusting environment, and view information shared by students as confidential unless:

* A student saying they will harm themselves or others,
* A student discussing a crime he/she was involved in or knew about,
* A student discussing abusive situations

If you have questions about confidentiality, please feel free to contact one of the school counselors.