I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I am Mrs. Wharrie, counselor here at MPH. I started at MPH in August 2015
My involvement with the students takes place in several ways. One function of a school counselor is to implement whole-school prevention programs, such as, bully prevention education, character education, drug and alcohol awareness, and career education. These lessons generally take place with the entire class or during school assemblies.
Another function of the counselor is to facilitate student groups. Groups usually consist of 3-7 students that meet with the counselor weekly. Each group is usually focused on one topic, such as, grief, social skills, friendship or coping with family changes. Focus groups will be developed according to the needs of the students.
All students have the opportunity to meet with me, as needed. I have an open door policy, and I encourage students to see me during their non-instructional time. In addition, I also meet individually with students whom would benefit from (weekly/ bi-weekly) counseling.
Lastly, I am available to meet with parents. I regularly attend IEP meetings and parent-teacher conferences. As needed, I can meet with parents individually to discuss specific concerns or to serve as a liaison for families needing community resources.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at: