• School Guidance Counselor 

    The primary role of the School Counselor is to serve as a liaison between the school and the parent/community. This begins with facilitating the transition from home to school when entering school for the first time and ends with the transition from school to a community-based program following graduation. The School Counselor is responsible for coordinating Multidisciplinary Team activities at the school, maintaining a permanent cumulative record for each student, facilitating the parent’s right to review or obtain copies of any and all information in a student’s permanent cumulative record, provide access to student records and copies of documents to others (e.g., Social Security Administration, Agency for Persons with Disabilities, etc.) with written consent of the parent/guardian. The School Counselor serves as an advocate for students and their families and collaborates with community agencies to obtain needed services. You should contact your School Social Counselor when:
    • Enrolling your child in Mt. Herman E.S.C.
    • Withdrawing your child to attend another school
    • Planning your child’s transition from school to a community-based program after graduation
    • You have questions/comments about a Multidisciplinary Team activity
    • You need a copy of your child’s records for yourself or sent to an agency/clinic
    • You need information about community resources and services or a referral to a community agency
    • You need an advocate for your child
    • You have questions about the School District attendance policy
    • You have questions about guardianship issues when your child reaches the age of majority (18 years)
    • You need a liaison between home/school/community agencies
    • You have questions, concerns or good news to share about your child – or just need to talk with someone