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School Counseling

Kehrs Mill Elementary has a multifaceted counseling program, designed to meet the needs of students, parents, and staff in the school community. The counselors at Kehrs Mill facilitate a collaborative process to create positive learning experiences for all students in the school community, driven by a guiding structure consisting of:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Parent consultation
  • Teacher consultation
  • Classroom guidance

Contact Information

Julia Cooper

Titles: Traveling Counselor
Phone Numbers:
School: 636-891-6075 ext. 23775

Teala Sacks

Titles: Counselor
Phone Numbers:
School: 636-891-6058

Emily Wallis

Titles: Counselor
Phone Numbers:
School: 636-891-6050 ext. 23774

Mission Statement

All students will be valued and provided results-based instruction in the areas of Career, Academic, and Personal Social Development, through a comprehensive guidance program, as they acquire skills, abilities and attitudes that empower them to be lifelong contributing members of society.

Our guidance and counseling program includes:

  1. CURRICULUM consists of classroom lessons and large group presentations.
  2. INDIVIDUAL PLANNING consists of activities that help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development.
  3. RESPONSIVE SERVICES consists of activities to meet the immediate needs and concerns of students.
  4. SYSTEM SUPPORT consists of management activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total guidance program.

What Does a Counselor Do?

  • Provide short-term individual counseling
  • Facilitate small group counseling
  • Facilitate referrals to Rockwood's Gifted Program
  • Coordinate CARE TEAM meetings
  • Facilitate referrals for Special Education (Special School District)
  • Teach guidance lessons in all classrooms
  • Conference with teachers and parents
  • Interpret individual student test results

Appointments can be made in many ways.

  • A student may request an appointment
  • A teacher may request an appointment for a student
  • A parent may request an appointment for a student
  • An administrator may request an appointment for a student

Counselors can be a valuable resource for students, teachers, and parents. You may e-mail our counselor, or select a topic here for more information.