•  Counselor Advocate

     

    Kasey Smith

    Office hours:  7:50am- 3:10pm Monday-Friday

    To better service you, please call or email to schedule an appointment.

    Email: SmithK12@duvalschools.org      

    904-260-5454 ext. 112   -   Fax: 904-260-5455

     
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      Mission Statement

    To provide support to the educational excellence in every classroom where we will focus on the whole child to ensure every child will reach their potential every day by delivering a comprehensive and data-driven guidance program that champions academic achievement, personal/social growth, and career development for all students.  The developmental, comprehensive, and preventative program promotes equity, access, and success for each and every student.  The school counselor at Greenland Pines Elementary is a professional school advocate who, in collaboration with school faculty and staff, parents/guardians, and community partners, inspires all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to thrive as productive and self-motivated citizens in a global economy and culturally diverse world. 

    Welcome to the School Counselor’s Corner:

    Kasey Smith has lived in Florida for over twenty years.  She is a the mother to a twelve year old son and a ten year old daughter.  She also has a 19 year old step-daughter at FSU and an eleven year old step-daughter.  Ms. Smith got her Bachelor degree in Psychology at University of North Florida.  She worked in a program in the schools called Families and Schools Together (FAST) for a  few years after graduating college.  She then went to work as a caseworker in foster care with Children’s Home Society.  Ms. Smith got her Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling 2006 while working in foster care and later went back to get her certification in School Counseling as well, in 2008.  Ms. Smith has worked in foster care in a number of capacities over the last fifteen years and has been a school counselor in Florida for the past ten years, with eight of those years being in Duval County.  She loves working with children and families to try to ensure each child reaches their potential.

     

      School Counseling Beliefs

    • All students have the right to a safe learning environment.
    • All students are capable of success.
    • All students are provided equal access to high quality counseling, regardless of ethnicity, family income, gender, native language, special needs, or area or residence.
    • All students must be academically prepared to reach their highest potential and shall acquire the academic preparation essential to choose from a variety of personally appropriate educational, training, and employment opportunities.
    • All students have access to a school counseling program designed, coordinated and delivered by a master’s degree level school counselor, certified by the Florida Department of Education.
    • School Counselors serve as leaders within their school community and assume the role of student advocates for systematic change. 

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