Welcome to Keota Public Schools Webpage! My name is Candice Dominguez, the School Counselor Pre-K through 12th grade. This page will provide you with information about the school counseling program. What is a School Counselor? -a (minimum Master's level) certified, trained, and caring professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community, in order for every student to achieve academic and social success.
The mission of the Keota School District insures the development of social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative skills. The counseling program is designed to assist in the development of the whole child.
We believe, to function successfully in today’s society; students need to grow in the sense of self-worth and enhanced positive attitudes. To facilitate this growth, the activities and services provided through the counseling program will be developmentally based, sequential and preventative. The program, implemented during the school year, serves all students and is part of the educational process. A comprehensive program requires the cooperative effort of the counselor, teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and community.
The four basic components of the school counseling program:
• Teachers—to help students understand the goals and maintain a teacher-counselor partnership for the maximum benefit of students;
• Principals—to help students collaborate with counselors to design and deliver a quality guidance and counseling program and to assist counselors in implementing the program;
• District Administrators: such as Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents—to assist Counselors provide appropriate support for guidance and counseling program development efforts, and to establish procedures that enhance the effectiveness of the guidance and counseling program;
• Board of Education—to assist the school set policies for effective guidance and counseling programs in their schools.