For many years I worked in community mental health and developmental disabilities services in both public and private agencies. I needed a change! I was worn out and the creative juices had stopped flowing. This is my eleventh year of counseling at Leicester Elementary School, and this life-altering new direction has been the best change I ever could have made. Not only do I get to dance, sing, play, and help children learn all day long, but I work with more talented, creative, dedicated teachers and staff than ever before. I invite parents and caregivers to interact with me about what you would like to see in the School Counseling Program!
--Kim Sandland, School Counselor
What We Do...
All School Counselors have a detailed job description based on a set of national and state standards, and an extensive curriculum to follow. Kim Sandland, full-time Counselor, teaches classroom guidance lessons to Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and provides individual and small group counseling to students in all grade levels. School Counselors are involved at all grade levels in Buncombe County Schools for the purposes of emotional support and behavioral coaching, dropout prevention, ensuring safe and bully-free schools, helping students improve academic achievements, improving attendance, and preparing students for vocational and post-high school education. For more information on what we do, and for current classroom and small group topics at Leicester Elementary School, visit the News and Notes Page.
End of Year Activities
Transition Night Thursday, May 30, 5:30-6:45 PM 1st Grade Awards Monday, June 3, 1:00 PM 2nd Grade Awards Tuesday, June 4, 8:30 AM 3rd Grade Awards Tuesday, June 4, 12:00 PM 4th grade Awards Wednesday, June 5, 8:30 AM
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