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Counseling Services at Columbia Elementary


As the school counselor, Ms. Kretzmar supports all Columbia students, staff, and parents in a variety of ways.  Some of these supports include:

- Supporting the classroom, and now online, delievery of the school-wide Social Emotional Learning Curriculum.  Students are taught about Social Emotional Competencies to include: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision Making, Relationship Skills, Social Awareness, and Self Awareness.

- Running small intervention groups based on needs identified by students themselves, teachers, and parents.  These groups include: reteaching of concepts covered in the classroom that need more reinforcement and practice, Grief and Loss, Friendship, Conflict Management, Changing Families, and Anger Management to name a few. 

Mrs. Kretzmar also supports in the following ways:

- Conflict Mediation and Resoultion

- Crisis Management

- Targeted Skill Development identified through our

- Threat and Risk Assessments

Mrs. Kretzmar is in her 25 th year in education.  She has served as a 4-5 looping teacher, a School Counselor and a Behavior Interventionist.  She additionally supports children as a play therapist in her private practice outside of District 11.

Elementary School Counselor According to ASCA