About Me

I am a certified school counselor at Lansing Middle School in Lansing, NY.  I have worked as a school counselor for the past 20 years.  My first 5 years of counseling were spent as an elementary and middle school counselor.  The next 14 years were spent as a high school counselor, and I had a focus on working with students with the college admission and application process, although I saw many kids throughout my years, and worked with them on a variety of personal, academic, and social issues.  My own son started 5th grade this year, and we began our newest middle school journey together. 

I have organized School Counseling Conferences for several years in Central New York through TACA and  I have presented at these conferences on College Admissions, Best School Counseling Programs, and Sharing Counseling Resources.  I am am member and past President of the Tompkins Area Counselor Association, and  I am a member of NYSSCA and NACAC, and NYSACAC.  I am the mom to three sons, a crafter at heart, and a soccer and basketball coach in my free time.

Every day as a school counselor is an adventure.  Each day I look forward to going to work and seeing the kids.  Follow me as I continue my travels and forge new roads ahead.   

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Carol

12 comments:

  1. Thank you. I was just referred to your board by a fellow student at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. I will be starting my internship in a middle school setting this fall and am really excited but really nervous as well. I want to be the best counselor I can be and reading your site will be a great start for information and creative ideas that I can use while becoming the counselor I want to be. Blessings.

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for the compliment! I'm glad that my blog has been helpful. Good luck on your internship. School COunseling is a great profession. I love it, everyday. You can also join our Facebook Group, Caught in the Middle School Counselors--https://www.facebook.com/groups/176582632507419/.

      You may find resources there as well from a bunch of colleagues.

      Thanks for visiting my blog.
      Carol

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    2. Carol,
      Can you email me the transition activies? Thank you!
      Laura
      lmpreston0221@gmail.com

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  2. Hi Carol - Thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I have been in major vacation mode so it took me awhile to sit down at my laptop but I have finally finished my blog post about the nomination. http://creativeelementaryschoolcounselor.blogspot.com/2013/08/liebster-award-nomination.html

    Thanks again!
    Cheryl
    creativeelementaryschoolcounselor.blogspot.com

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  3. I love your blog and your facebook group. Your experience has given me so many ideas. Thank you for all that you share. You inspire me to be my best! Thank you!

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  4. I am in awe of you! You truly are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! You're so inspiring and I am so very fortunate to have been touched by you! Keep up the good work--for those who know you and have an opportunity to experience your compassion are truly lucky! Those who visit your page have a lot to learn from you--you're a great role model! -- ;) Jennifer

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    1. I'm touched. Your kind words have brought tears of appreciation to my eyes. Thank you.
      Carol

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  5. Hi Carol,

    I love your blog, thanks for sharing your ideas!!

    I am not very tech savvy...how do you create all your worksheets/handouts? What program do you use?

    Thank you!!

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  6. Hi Carol,
    Your blog and FB page are excellent resources. I'm reentering the workforce after years of raising my children. As a school based Mental Health Counselor I'm incorporating many of the things you've shared.
    Thank you for all you do.

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  7. you are exelent.

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  8. Carol,

    I have been checking out your blog for awhile now! You have awesome ideas and I look forward to seeing what new things you've shared. I'm going to be interning at a middle school this fall and I'm sure I'll be using your blog as a major resource! Thank you!

    p.s. I'm new to the blogging world. Feel free to follow mine :) bloomingschoolcounselor.wordpress.com

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  9. Hello Carol,
    Thanks for having such an informative website.I graduated last jun,and after feeling like I would never get an opportunity to work as a school counselor I got hired!!!! I will be the new Middle School Counselor come this August. I am excited but also scared as well. Any suggestions for me starting out on this journey?

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