Meet the School Counselor!
Liz Eads Parker
My name is Liz Eads Parker, and this is my fifth year as the school counselor at Hominy Valley. I grew up in Virginia, but I went to college here in North Carolina at Wake Forest University, where I studied Anthropology and Spanish. Go Deacs! After college I spent time working and studying in Spain and Guatemala. I worked for three years as a middle school Spanish teacher before getting my MS in Counseling and Human Development at Radford University in 2007. In 2012 I received my National Board certification. I love being a counselor and working with a diverse group of kids! When I am not at school, I enjoy yoga, hiking, crossword puzzles, and spending time with my charming husband and son!
The purpose of the counseling program at Hominy Valley Elementary is to create a positive environment that challenges students to grow socially, academically, and personally and to reach their fullest potential, enabling them to be a force for positive change in the world around them. As a counselor I interact with students in multiple contexts. I teach weekly guidance lessons on a variety of topics, including bullying, emotional awareness, study skills, friendship, conflict resolution, and career exploration. I also work with students individually or in small groups on issues such as grief and loss, family changes, self-esteem, coping with stress, time management and organization, and friendship skills. These students are referred to me by teachers, parents, or by themselves.
If you are a parent and you feel that your child would benefit from working with me, please contact me and let me know. If you are a student and you need to talk, leave me a note in the box on my door, and I'll try to talk to you as soon as I can!