Counselor's Corner

  • Young Photo Meet your School Counselor

    Mrs. Young began working at Brownstown Elementary in 2013. Before moving to Lancaster and joining CV, she worked as a school counselor in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. Mrs. Young has her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Loyola University Maryland and her Bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware. She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog & loves spending time with them.    

    Please contact Mrs. Young by calling (717) 656-6021 or emailing Katherine_young@conestogavalley.org.

     
    Mission Statement: 
    To support all students in the academic, career and personal/social domains as they strive for personal excellence, while becoming caring and contributing citizens in a global community. 
     
    Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. (source)
     
    Elementary School Counselors...
    • Encourage academic, personal/social, and career development  based on the National Standards developed by the American School Counselor's Association. 
    • Provide a systematic array of curriculum, interventions and services based on student needs. 
    • Provide individual counseling, group counseling, classroom guidance, consultation, coordination, and curriculum development. 

    Career, Academic and Personal/Social categories

    The American School Counselor Association’s Mindsets & Behaviors are organized in three broad domains: academic, career and social/emotional development. These domains promote mindsets and behaviors that enhance the learning process and create a culture of college and career readiness for all students. The definitions of each domain are as follows: Academic Development – Standards guiding school counseling programs to implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn. Career Development – Standards guiding school counseling programs to help students 1) understand the connection between school and the world of work and 2) plan for and make a successful transition from school to postsecondary education and/or the world of work and from job to job across the life span. Social/Emotional Development – Standards guiding school counseling programs to help students manage emotions and learn and apply interpersonal skills. (source)