SEL at Home



Degrees and Certifications:

Sydney Whiteside

Fall Branch School provides a comprehensive counseling program to assist in meeting the academic, social,and emotional needs of students. The school counselor helps students in the following ways:

  • encourages positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers and community
  • counsels students, individually and in groups, to encourage understanding and appreciation for their unique attributes and qualities
  • promotes personal and social growth
  • supports students in developing an individual plan for academic and career success 
  • develops and delivers classroom lessons that teach skills related to character education development, anti-bullying behaviors, techniques for making healthy decisions, and methods for resolving conflicts
  • challenges students to become invested in their school success by providing instruction on how school performance relates to career opportunities and personal development
  • works collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers that may impede student achievement