Counselor's Corner

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Welcome to Garfield's Counseling Office

We are here to help every scholar make the most of their time at Garfield Elementary.  Our social emotional and behavior support staff includes our school school counselor and our behavior tech.





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About our Counselor:

My name is Suzette Kamminga, I am the  School Counselor.  I hold a Master's degree in school counseling from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.  Previously, I served at Garfield Elementary as one of the Resource Room teachers. 

As a school counselor, I love that I can support both families and students.  I enjoy helping children see themselves through kind eyes, boost their self esteem, and develop skills required to advocate for themselves. I am working toward creating a place where children feel safe, supported and understood. 


I meet with students one-on-one and in small groups to assist with social emotional skills development, building positive relationships, resolving conflicts, identifying and managing emotions in positive and healthy ways and practicing coping skills that they can rely on when faced with a challenge.


Here are some things that I can help with in my role:

Social Emotional Development
Peer Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Emotional Support Related to Loss, Separation, Trauma or Other Recent Experience
Student or Family Safety Planning
Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying
Attendance/School Refusal
School Performance or Behavior Plans
School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Student Mental Health Needs or Concerns
Support for Basic Needs (food, clothing, etc.)
Questions about the Special Education Referral Process or 504 Accommodations



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