Ms. Wendy Kiang-Spray
Hello Thurgood Marshall families! As your child's school counselor, it is my privilege to help support the social, emotional and academic growth of my students. I also serve as a resource for families on a variety of issues. As the counselor I work with students and staff and families in a variety of ways.
I visit each classroom to teach lessons about such topics as friendship, feelings, goal setting, bullying, conflict resolution, career awareness and study skills.
Individual/Small Group Counseling
I meet with individual and small groups of students on an as needed basis to address academic, social or emotional issues. This may involve assistance with organizational skills, leadership and self-advocacy skills, friendship issues, loss, conflict resolution, self-esteem or personal concerns. Individual counseling in school is intended to be brief and solution - focused.
I address immediate needs of children or families who may be experiencing a particular crisis. I conference with parents and also serve as a resource for programs in the community.
I meet with students during their lunch or recess time. This is an informal opportunity for students to get together with me and other students to discuss a topic, learn a new skill, or just visit and interact. Developing relationships is an important part of encouraging student success and preventing problems.
I am a member of the School Leadership Team and the School Improvement Committee. I am often involved in Educational Management Team Meetings (EMTS), 504 Meetings, IEP Meetings, and parent conferences.
I work with outside agencies to coordinate and provide services for our students and their families. One of the value services we provide is the Holiday Giving Program. For more information about our family services, please contact me at 301.670.8282.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, I look forward to working with your children and you this year!