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 abilities.

Lessons include such topics as: 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 danielle.herzog@ops.org or use the form below which is sent directly to my email and is private.

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