Welcome to The Creative Counselor. I started this blog to share creative ways to counsel children. I am an Elementary School Counselor in Lexington, South Carolina. I have been a school counselor since 1993 and received my National Board Certification in 2004. Recently I just renewed my National Board Certification in 2013! I love developing fun, creative ways for children to learn and share about the many topics that School Counselors teach. I am known for saying "Let's not recreate the wheel", so you will see many activities that counselors have done over the years, but updated. I love technology and think it is a great way to catch the attention of our students! I hope you enjoy these ideas. I love helping others and don't mind sharing any of my ideas. Feel free to email me or check out my School Counseling website.
Michelle Privette is a school counselor with 23 years experience in the elementary and middle schools. She received her National Board Certification in 2005 and renewed her National Board Certification in 2013. She has co-authored Leadership Curriculum for the Lexington School District 1 School Counselors. In particular, she was the technology consultant, adding in technology such as Smartboard, iPads, and Web 2.0 tools to enhance the learning experience. Michelle currently is the Communication and Technology Lead for the Palmetto State School Counselor Association maintaining the association's website. She has also been a team member on the District Caring Communities Committee and the District Counselor Technology team. Michelle was most recently named Elementary School Counselor of the year for the Palmetto State School Counselor Association and will go on to represent South Carolina as the nominee for National School Counselor of the Year 2018!
Michelle loves working with students to help them achieve their maximum potential. Not only does Michelle enjoy working with students, she sees her experience as an opportunity to share with others. You can find Michelle working with school counseling students from the local university, providing professional development to district counselors, contributing to the profession by presenting at state and national conference workshops and sharing on her blog and website. She is also an active member on the Palmetto State School Counselor Association Board and is currently serving as secretary.