Meet Woodholme's School Counselors!
I attended University of Maryland for my undergraduate experience receiving a degree in Elementary Education. Then I received a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Loyola University. After twelve years teaching second grade at Owings Mills Elementary School in Baltimore County, I embarked on my school counseling career at Owings Mills Elementary School. In 2005, I came to Woodholme Elementary School to help become a Woodholme Pioneer along with an amazingly skilled group of professionals. I am in love with my career as a school counselor. Woodholme is an amazing place to work and for boys and girls to attend school.
I have two children of my own, a daughter and a son who also attend(ed) Baltimore County Public Schools. In my spare time I adore spending time with my children and family. I am creative, energetic, and passionate about life. I hope that I can be a light for others and inspire children to be the best they can be all of the time.
I have been a counselor at Woodholme Elementary School since 2013! I am excited and happy to be a part of the Woodholme Family. Before coming to Woodholme, I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development and Family Science (with a minor in Children and Youth Services) from Messiah College. From there, I continued my education at Loyola University Maryland, where I received my Masters of Education in School Counseling.
When I am not at Woodholme, I spend my time with my family and friends. I love to exercise too. In fact, I have been doing Cross Fit since December 2012! I also LOVE to read books and make crafts. I am a HUGE Baltimore Ravens fan and I love playing and watching sports of all types. I am immensely enjoying my job as a school counselor. I adore working with students and helping them to become the best they can be!
School Counseling Vision Statement:
Our students will leave Woodholme Elementary School having gained a large toolbox of positive conflict-resolution and communication skills as well as the ability to self-advocate and access resources to become responsible, independent life-long learners.
School Counseling Mission Statement:
The counseling department at Woodholme Elementary School will implement a comprehensive developmental program that address the academic and personal/social needs of all students while maintaining a safe and orderly environment. Through a combination of individual counseling, group counseling, and classroom guidance lessons, responsive services, we will empower and support students to become responsible life-long learners.
School Counseling Philosophy Statement:
The school counselors at Woodholme Elementary believe:
- In the dignity and worth of every student regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities, religious views, or socioeconomic status
- All students can achieve with proper support, care, and guidance
- All students have the right to access school counseling services
What Do We Do??
School Counselors are everywhere throughout the school building. We are placed at school for the purposes of advocating for your children in a variety of ways. Here are some of the many things we do:
- Meet with students individually and in small groups which we call “lunch bunches”
- Run small group counseling sessions
- Teach classroom guidance lessons based on classroom needs
- Consult with teachers and support staff
- Coordinate conferences and classroom meetings
- Develop positive behavior system reinforcements
- Disseminate Magnet School Information and application process timeline
- Coordinate Middle School transition articulation meetings
- Monitor student school attendance
- Attend Student Support and IEP team meetings
- Respond to office referrals and make them teachable moments
- Communicate with parents, teachers, and administrators
- Conduct classroom observations
- Develop and coordinate school values and mentor/mentee programs
- Communicate via school newsletter and Ed-connect calls
Kindness Wins at Woodholme!
Throughout the school year, we will be promoting different values which correlate to various facets of good character. These values are shared with students through classroom guidance lessons, on the announcements, on posters around the school, etc. We believe that all good character is rooted in KINDNESS which is why we chose this for our first value of the school year.
In addition to our values program and because we believe so heavily in KINDNESS, we have decided to introduce a new character building program called Bucket Fillers. Bucket filling is an easy to understand concept that can be used in school, at home, or in the community. The concept is that everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings (otherwise known as our hearts). When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Children and adults quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do or say things that are kind, considerate, caring, and respectful. They also learn that when they are mean, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, they become bucket dippers and they drop into others buckets and remove those good feelings.
How Do You Reach Us??
- Feel free to email us at:
Lisa Greenberg- firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Kramer- email@example.com
- School Phone-410-887-6700
- You can tell your parents that you want to speak to us and they can let us know.
- You can tell your teacher and they can let us know.
- You can pick up an appointment paper form outside of our office and complete it and leave it for us in our mailbox.