Counseling Center

Newport Elementary Counseling Center

Welcome to the Newport Elementary Counseling Center website!

The mission of the school counseling program is to empower all students to reach their fullest potential by providing a comprehensive school counseling program to facilitate their academic, career, social, and emotional development.

We help our students identify their interests and abilities, teach and reinforce decision making, conflict resolution skills to help our students grow to become productive and responsible citizens.

The school counseling program, through the advocacy and leadership of the school counselors, discovers and facilitates the removal of barriers to learning for all students. Collaboration and cooperation between counselors, students, faculty, administrators, parents, and the community will provide a safe and caring environment to assist all students in becoming responsible and productive lifelong learners.

What do school counselors do?

As School Counselors, we perform the following roles in order to promote positive development in academic, career, and personal/social domains for all students:

  • Individual counseling

  • Small group counseling

  • Classroom lessons (i.e. Large group counseling)

  • Attend and participate in academic intervention meetings

  • Observe students in various school environments

  • Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, social workers, and students

  • Respond to school crises or emergency situations

  • Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issues

  • Assist parents and guardians in accessing community resources

Contact a School Counselor

Su-Lin Banks, Grades K, 2, 4 Victor England, Grades 1, 3, 5

sulin.banks@carteretk12.org

(252) 223-4201

victor.england@carteretk12.org

(252) 223-4201

Helpful Links

Back-to-School Tips
A parent's guide to using your School Counselor as a resource throughout the school year.

ASCA - Roles of a School Counselor
Learn why counselors are an important part of the educational team and what they can do to help your child.

NC Department of Public Instruction

College Foundation of North Carolina

Study Skills for Children

Military Family Information

Carteret County Community Resource Guide