Hello! My name is Davina Gantt and I am the counselor at Summerdale School. The school counseling program provides classroom guidance lessons that discuss emotions, friendships, coping skills, respect, conflict resolution, and bullying. I also provide small group and individual counseling that may consist of social skills, grief/loss, and anxiety. My responsive services consist of agency referral (mental health, crisis support) consulting with parents, problem-solving, and peer helping.
What do School Counselor’s Do?
Individual, Small Group, and Whole Group Counseling, 504 Coordinator,
Homebound Services Coordinator, Building Test Coordinator, Homeless Liaison, Peer Helper Sponsor, Yearbook Sponsor, School Counseling Advisory Chair, DHR/Alta Pointe Liaison, Red Ribbon Week Coordinator, Food Drives, Back-Pack Program, Lauren’s Kids Curriculum, Bullying Prevention Week, National Suicide Prevention Week, Random Acts of Kindness, and National Youth Violence Prevention Week.
· All students can learn and succeed
· All students should have access to and opportunity for a high-quality education
· All students should have access to a counseling program that promotes and enhances student academic, career, and social/emotional outcomes
Our vision is to provide students with a quality education and to inspire them to become leaders.
School Counseling Vision:
All students are active, life-long learners who are well-equipped to reach their highest standard of success and be leaders. They are knowledgeable, caring adults, making a positive difference in their community.
School Counseling Mission:
Our mission is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address student’s academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs.