My name is Danielle Herzog and I'm the school counselor here at Harrison Elementary. As a former middle school teacher and now school counselor, I have a passion for helping students navigate through the ups and downs of their life and academic career. By building a trusting and supportive relationship with each student, I strive to empower them with the tools and skills needed for them to reach their goals. Each student has a story to tell and I look forward to hearing it and being part of their elementary school lives.
As the school counselor, I work with students in the classroom, in small groups and individually. Additionally, I am happy to meet with parents and provide resources that can help in assisting your child.
- I lead guidance lessons in each classroom is grades Pre-K
through 6 for 30-50 minutes, once every 10 day rotation.
- I utilize the Second Step guidance curriculum, as well as
hands-on, creative activities that support the standards set by the American
School Counselor Association (ASCA). I explore topics that encourage the
development of each student’s personal/social, academic and career skills and
- Lessons include: Study habits and test taking strategies,
goal setting, character traits, career development and healthy decision-making,
handling stress and other emotions, dealing with peer pressure and getting
along with others.
I meet with 4 to 10 students at a time in a group (once a
week for 4-5 weeks) to talk, share feelings and learn coping strategies when
they are dealing with a similar concern.
Small groups are assembled based on the needs expressed to the counselor
by teachers, parents and students. Examples of small group session topics: anxiety, divorce,
friendship, anger management, study skills and family changes.
Parents, teachers and even students themselves can request a
one-on-one time with the counselor. Examples of reasons for a one-on-one with
a student: to create a plan for academic
success, problem solve, help with friends, identify strengths/explore interests,
transitions, work on behavior concerns, learn to cope with emotions, deal with
life and family changes.
- Provide support when seeking help for their child regarding issues affecting their learning and educational experience.
- Provide information and assistance regarding available
community resources and outside counseling services.
- Respond in a timely manner to information requests, as well
as referrals to see your child.
- Be an advocate for your child’s academic, personal/social
and career success!
To request a referral for your child to come see me, or if you'd like to speak with me regarding your child, please contact me at (402) 554-8535 or firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below which is sent directly to my email and is private.