Guidance Counselors

Katura Williams, School Counselor

Meet our CES School Counselor Ms. Katura Williams.  Ms. Williams has worked at CES for four years delivering excellent guidance and counseling services to our students.  Please contact Ms. Williams at 843-782-4528, ext. 11309 or by email at krwilliams@colleton.k12.sc.us for assistance.  We have included information below about the foci for school counselors. 

School counselors play a vital role in ensuring students have excellent educational experiences and opportunities. School counselors are essential members of the school support team who provide crucial social-emotional support.  School counselors positively influence students and help them get the most of their social and educational experiences throughout the student’s educational career. 

Philosophy and Rationale of the SC Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program

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The South Carolina Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program is based upon the following beliefs:

• All children are unique and should be treated with respect and dignity.

• Every student can succeed.

• Learning is a lifelong process.

• Fostering a positive self-image is the collaborative effort of the school, home, and community that leads to responsible and productive citizenship.

• The diverse needs of all students must be addressed at all educational levels through the guidance and counseling program.

• Every student needs appropriate personal and social skills to achieve optimum benefits from the educational program.

• A comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program is not a support service but an integral part of the total education program.

• A developmentally appropriate guidance and counseling program provides important benefits to individual students by addressing their intellectual, emotional, social, and psychological needs.

 

Program Domains

A comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program provides developmental opportunities and experiences that address three central student-development areas: learning to live (personal/social), learning to learn (academic), and learning to work (career). It includes sequential activities designed to address the needs of all students by helping them to acquire competence in the knowledge of self and others, in identifying their educational goals, and in their own career development. The program is implemented in each school by the certified school counselor with the support of the teachers, administrators, students, and parents.

Counselors work with all students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the community through a balanced program of counseling and guidance services.

 

Program Components

The comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program components organize the work of counselors into four major components: guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system support.