It is the mission of Priory’s School Counselor to aid in the development of students socially, emotionally, spiritually and academically. The School Counselor strives to assist in the development of whole person as a child of God, considering his God-given strengths in the development of coping skills, relationships, self-awareness and ability to take responsibility for oneself and one’s actions.
The Priory School Counselor is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Students can request a meeting or simply stop by the counseling office in room 134 of the High School (in the main hallway). Students can also be referred by a teacher or administrator, and parents should also feel free to request a meeting for their son.
Students may need to see the School Counselor for:
- Academic skills support
- Coping, problem-solving and decision-making concerns
- School adjustment issues
- Peer relationship and conflict resolution
- Divorce, separation and/or family changes
- Grief and loss
- Organizational skills
- Study and test-taking skills
- Community resources and referrals
In addition to social, emotional and academic support, the School Counselor also manages learning accommodations plans for students with learning differences. Priory offers learning accommodations tailored to the needs of the student, based on medical and psychological evaluations and recommendations. A student must be clinically diagnosed with a learning disability, speech impairment, physical disability, or emotional impairment, and it must be clear that this disability directly impacts his learning. If you would like more information on getting a formal accommodations plan started for your son, please contact us.
As the School Counselor, my responsibility is to promote the academic, personal and social development of all students. I work collaboratively with parents, teachers, administrators, the community and the students themselves to help achieve these goals.
Becky Materniak, M.Ed, LPC