Counselors' Page

Meet the Counselors 

Mrs. Strauss (grades: K, 1, 2, 4) M-F

Mrs. Gillespie (grades 3 & 5)

T. W, Th


Ashburton Elementary School Counselor Lessons


Ashburton Counselors and Feelings Fran talks tips for school success

Ashburton Counselors and Feelings Fran Talk Problem Solving

Individual Counseling

One-on-one counseling support is available to all students in grades K to 5. This support is intended to address specific emotional, behavioral or social concerns that a particular child may have.

Small Group Counseling

Small group counseling provides support for K to 5 students with similar academic, social or personal concerns. Typically, the types of small groups that are most common focus on the following areas:

  • Coping with separation and divorce
  • Improving social interactions with peers
  • Improving classroom behavior
  • Encouraging cooperative play/ group activities
  • Encouraging positive views of self and others

Classroom Guidance Lessons

Classroom guidance lessons for kindergarten through fifth grade focus on a variety of issues commonly faced by elementary school aged children. Classrooms are presently visited on an alternating week schedule.  The topics covered in classroom guidance lessons usually include:

  • Expressing Feelings Appropriately
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Responsibility
  • Making and Keeping Friends
  • Bullying and Teasing
  • Peer Pressure
  • Cooperation/ Teamwork
  • Personal Body Safety Lessons
  • Career and  College Readiness