Meet the Counselor
Welcome to Kensington Parkwood’s Counseling Corner! This page has been created to keep you informed about the counseling program at Kensington Parkwood Elementary. My name is Jackie Mitchell and I am the school counselor. If you need to contact me, you can email me at Jacklyn_M_Mitchell@mcpsmd.org or call me at 301-571-6949. I look forward to working with you and your children.
The mission of the counseling program at Kensington Parkwood Elementary encourages all students to achieve success through a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program that focuses on academic, personal, social and career development. This is achieved through the delivery of guidance lessons and counseling activities, as well as through a collaborative effort between the home, school and community.
Individual short-term 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. Students may self-refer or be referred by teachers and/or parents. Confidentiality is respected.
Group counseling is provided for small
groups of students experiencing similar concerns. These may include resiliency,
making and keeping friends, anger management, coping with separation/divorce
and or loss, getting organized/study skills and/or improving self-esteem. The
groups generally range from 4 to 6 students and last for 6 to 8 sessions. The
students for groups can be recommended by parents/guardians or by staff
members. Permission slips must be signed by parents for students to participate
Classroom Guidance Lessons:
Guidance lessons are done throughout the
year within homerooms. Some example topics include: conflict resolution,
social skills, character education, friendship, and bullying prevention.
Additional lessons will be available to address specific classroom needs.
I am available to meet with teachers,
administrators and/or parents to discuss the needs of individual students. I am
here for all students and want to ensure that your child has a productive and
positive school year. If I can support your child in anyway, please don’t
hesitate to contact me.
In addition to class lessons and
counseling options, I serve as the coordinator for the following programs: Peer
Mediation, Student Council, PBIS Coach, CICO
Coordinator and 504 plans.