GUIDANCE & COUNSELING
Creating a strong emotional foundation in our students is key to developing strong leaders and good citizens.
At Wesley Prep, we believe in a whole-child approach to learning. Creating a strong emotional foundation in our students is key to developing strong leaders and good citizens.
We are proud to have Molly Iler on our staff. She is a National Board Certified Counselor, Certified School Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate with both learned and practical experience. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and a background in teaching 6th grade. With Ms. Iler, we have developed a comprehensive program with four distinct areas of guidance, all appropriate for the child’s developmental level:
Classroom Visits: For PreK-4 thru 6th grade, Ms. Iler conducts guidance lessons bi-monthly in the classroom. She implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum covering topics such as social skills, bullying, emotional intelligence, goal setting, and conflict resolution.
Individual and Small Group: Ms. Iler works with students one-on-one or in small groups to resolve specific situations that affect a child’s ability to be successful at school.
Parent Consultation: Parents are encouraged to meet with Ms. Iler one-on-one any time they have a concern with their child, whether it be academic, social, or emotional in nature.
Parent/Teacher Consultation: When it is appropriate to have both parents and teachers working together on the needs of an individual child, Molly will bring both parties together for a collaborative effort. She is also available to provide recommendations and resources for testing, outside counseling, and parent education.
Molly Iler also leads our Care Teams, which meet monthly. Care Team meetings include grade-level teachers and department directors to assure a plan of action is in place to support students with academic, social, and emotional challenges. Parents will be contacted by the school should the Care Team deem it appropriate, and all Care Team meetings remain confidential.
Counseling Lesson turns Kindergarten Students into "Kindness Monsters"!