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: 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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