School Counselor

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    Dear Families,

     

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself! My name is Nancy Balaj and I am your School Counselor at Skyview Elementary School. I am so excited to be a part of the Eagle Team!

     

    My passion for school counseling began during my time as a student at the State University of New York at New Paltz where I received my Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology and Human Services. The field of human services has greatly influenced my understanding of the counseling profession and motivated me to pursue my Masters of Science in School Counseling (also at SUNY New Paltz). What I love most about the elementary level is the genuine curiosity students have in their learning and the world around them, as well as the opportunity for early intervention support that can have a lifetime positive impact on a child.

     

    As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development of ALL students. I look forward to offering support to students, staff, families, and the community. I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, conducting classroom counseling lessons, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of ALL Skyview students.

     

    You may have noticed above that I put in bold and underlined the word, “all” students. Sometimes when the term “counselor” is heard, some may perceive that a counselor may only work with a select few students in a 1:1 counseling capacity, but that is not the case! School Counseling programs reach and meet the needs of all students in a school through many various ways, including those listed above. I am here to advocate for ALL students. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call 727-547-7857 ext. 2060 or email me BalajNa@pcsb.org at any time.

     

    I am so excited to work with your children and get to know you throughout the school year! 😊

     

    Nancy Balaj

    School Counselor

    Skyview Elementary School