WELCOME TO THE COUNSELORS' CORNER
Ms. Hartman & Ms. Baker
Meet Your Counselors:
Ms. Andrea Hartman
Ms. Hartman is originally from Ohio! GO BUCKS! She earned her bachelors degree in special education from Walsh University and went back to school to earn her masters degree in school counseling. In 2015 she relocated to the Charlotte area with her fiancé RJ and her furbabies Barley and Koko. She is planning an October wedding and cannot wait to be Mrs. LeClair! Ms. Hartman has always had a passion for helping children and is looking forward to another great year as a Lake Wylie Pirate!
Ms. Dreana Baker
Ahoy Mateys! My name is Ms. Baker and I am a Charlotte Native as well as a product of CMS Schools! I received my bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Psychology at the illustrious Winston-Salem State University (RAM PRIDE)!! Immediately after graduating WSSU, I received my master's degree in School Counseling at Liberty University. I chose the profession of being a school counselor because I want to make a difference in the academic, career, social/personal development of students so they can be successful and life-long learners. This is my first year being a Lake Wylie Pirate and I am SUPER excited to experience a wonderful school year; so, all hands hoay (Everyone get on deck) and let's sail to the top! Arrr
What Your School Counselors Do:
-Counseling Services:: Individual Counseling, Small Group Counseling, Classroom Guidance
-Other Services: MCV Liason, 504 Coordinator
-Set a regular bed time and mourning routine.
-Lay out clothes and backpacks the night before.
-Don't let your child stay home unless he or she is truly sick.
-If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
-Lastly, avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
Bullying is: intentional, hurtful repeated behavior that humiliates, or harms another person physically or emotionally.
There is also a real or perceived “imbalance of power,” which is described as when the student with the bullying behavior has more “power,” either physically, socially, or emotionally, such as a higher social status, or is physically larger or emotionally intimidating.
Types of Bullying: physical behaviors, verbal, cyber.
Bullying has implications for all students: Bullying is not just about the implications for those targeted by the behaviors, this behavior can impact all students in the school, including witnesses and those that engage in the behavior.