My name is Mrs. Juliann Snyder, the Hillside School Counselor. I am filled with gratitude for the support, kindness, and friendship shown to me by our Hillside Family. Hillside truly is the best place to be! At Hillside Elementary, we will follow the American School Counseling Association, ASCA model to ensure that all students receive support from the School Counselor. To learn more about the ASCA Model, please visit www.schoolcounselor.org
I am excited to continue supporting our Social-Emotional Learning program, Second Step program, monthly classroom guidance lessons, monthly assemblies, and strategies at recess time in a Tier 1 model. This year I will continue to provide small groups (Tier 2), and individual counseling (Tier 3) through our Multi-Tier System of Supports. Just as all students may learn academic subjects differently, a child’s social-emotional state may develop differently than their peers. It is my responsibility to support all students as they develop their social and emotional skills to ensure that the needs of the whole child are met.
As a school counselor, I have found that collaboration between school professionals and families is crucial to student progress and success. I value your involvement and strive to foster consistent collaboration and communication between both home and school. If any questions or concerns arise, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to assist you in any way that I can. Please explore my website which includes information on the School Counseling Program, Second Step and parent resources, a monthly counseling newsletter, and much more. I'm looking forward to another fantastic school year!