About the Counselor
Degrees and Certifications:
It is with great pleasure that I greet you in writing. My name is Amy Buckner and I am excited to share, or remind you about our School Counseling program. School counselor's foster the academic, social/emotional and career development of students throughout their academic careers.
The most important part of my job is to help you, help your child, and get the best out of their educational experience at OES. Not only does a good education involve reading, writing and math skills, but also includes learning good social skills. Social skills include: learning how to get along with others, making good choices, managing emotions, accepting responsibility, and being aware of strengths and weaknesses. Through individual meetings, small group meetings, classroom guidance activities, and special programs, I will support the social skills that are taught in your home and in their classrooms.
I am also here to help students who are facing unique difficulties. Family disruptions such as illness, death, and divorce may affect children at school. Sometimes an individual counseling session with your child is needed. When I am aware of any special problems your child is facing, I can help you and your child discover strategies for coping. I welcome the opportunity to discuss any particular concerns you have about your child and brainstorm ways to help him or her. St. Clair County Schools offer school based mental health services for students with significant issues that impede classroom learning. For more information, please contact me.
When the school and parents work together, we can create a winning atmosphere for our children. Your child deserves to win, and as a team, we can make that happen!
Please contact me by phone (205) 629-6406 or email whenever you need my assistance. I am here to help:)
Amy Buckner, Odenville Elementary School Counselor