About Mrs. Miner
Hello Middleburg Elementary School Families!
I look forward to getting to meet each one of you! Together you make up a great supportive community I am honored to be part of. My mission as a school counselor is to provide comprehensive and data-driven academic, career, and social-emotional services for all students so each student may reach their full potential.
I was raised in Mifflinburg, PA and am thankful to call Mifflinburg my home again after spending ten years living and working in Southern California. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and two Master’s Degrees- one in Psychology and the other in School Counseling & Guidance, K-12. I am certified to work with students in Grades K through 12. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and two pet dogs!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns! I hope you have a wonderful school year!
What do school counselors do?
- Work with individuals and groups
- Provide classroom guidance lessons
- Help identify needs of students
- Encourage better interpersonal relationships
- Promote positive attitudes and choices
- Aid teachers and parents in helping students
- Assist others in making use of community resources
- Coordinate efforts with other school programs
- Provide "preventative" services
- Coordinate referrals to outside agencies
- Maintain confidentiality
Why elementary school counselors?
Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children can achieve academic success. The professional elementary school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with education reform and challenges facing today’s students. Professional association membership enhances the school counselor’s knowledge and effectiveness.
(from the American School Counseling Association, www.schoolcounselor.org)