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Welcome to Guidance & Counseling!

St. Elmo Elementary School Counseling and Guidance Program

8666 McDonald Road

Irvington, Alabama 36544



Dear Parents,



The school year is already underway, and it is going to be an exciting one. As your school counselor, I have a lot of exciting events planned for families and students, and I would like to start off by telling you a little about myself and my duties.




Here is a little bit about your new school counselor at St. Elmo Elementary:




Kristy Elderkin


I will be working with Pre-K through Fifth grade at St. Elmo Elementary. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling, which I received from the University of South Alabama, and I am a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. Although this will be my first year at St. Elmo, I have been working with children for 7 years.




School Counselor Duties:


School counselors in Alabama have very specific roles. Our duties include classroom guidance lessons, small group and individual counseling, as well as consultation with parents, teachers, and administrators. While counselors never discipline students, we can assist with positive behavior strategies. Our goal is for each student to develop socially, emotionally, and academically, and we strive to create a safe and positive environment in which each child can accomplish this.




School counselors work with students on social skills, bullying, personal safety, anger, college and career preparation, anxiety, friendship, mentors, grief/loss, and many other important concerns. We can assist our families in times of hardship. As counselors, we are dedicated to helping each child succeed in school and life.




Please contact me if I can ever be of assistance.  




I am looking forward to a great year at St. Elmo Elementary!




Kristy Elderkin, M.Ed., NCC, BCaBA                                                                      


School Counselor


St. Elmo Elementary                  


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