School Counseling program
Greetings to all students and families. My name is Mr. Thomas, and I am the elementary counselor. I received my bachelor’s degree through Eastern Washington University in 2010 and my master’s degree through Whitworth University in 2013. I am fully licensed and credentialed through the State of Idaho. My Core principles are centered upon student relationships, trust, confidentiality, social/emotional learning, and skill building. I am here to assist in any way possible and encourage any student or educational stakeholder to contact me for help or guidance. My goal as a counselor is to help students develop healthy perceptions of themselves, to believe in their abilities to learn, and have a positive impact on students academically, socially, and emotionally. My job as the elementary school counselor is to provide knowledge and support that helps students who are dealing with diverse issues helping to develop positive decision-making skills, communication skills and to develop positive attitudes toward school, their peers and, most importantly, themselves.
Personal Belief Statement
Professional school counselors are advocates, leaders, collaborators, and consultants who create opportunities for personal growth and success in students’ lives. As a school counselor, I believe in a commitment towards professional development to continue learning and staying current to best serve my students. The school counseling program should be consistent with the developmental stages of learning and apply ASCA ethical standards for school counselors to help make decisions based on moral principles to support every student.
A school counselor is committed to the students and communities they serve, creating a sense
of belonging amongst the students, providing support and encouragement while giving a positive, safe place where all children feel loved, respected, and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential. A counselor maintains an environment which acknowledges and respects students from diverse family and cultural backgrounds. School counselors offer a safe, happy place where everyone is known and valued, and where differing needs are accepted and welcomed.
As a school counselor my mission in partnership with teachers, administrators, parents, and community is to provide students with a comprehensive school counseling program centered around student achievement, academic, and personal/social growth. Students will feel safe and valued in an environment where their voice and opinions are respected while encouraging them to be creative, seek knowledge, be thoughtful, and active members of their school and community. I believe all people have dignity, worth, and value and each student deserves to be treated with respect and fairness and equity.
If you would like to learn more
American School Counseling Association
Services provided in the community
CDA Tribe Social Services
The Department and its programs are
complimentary in nature
to all currently offered programs and
will assist in filling current gaps in
services offered by other agencies.
Fax Number 208-686-2059
CDA Tribe Food Distribution Services
30903 S. Cave Bay Rd., Worley, ID
Assistance programs in Coeur d’ Alene
Coeur d’Alene. Dial (208) 704-0908.
Post Falls Food Bank
(Phone (208) 773-0139)
Saint Vincent de Paul
Health & Welfare Department
1120 W Ironwood Dr, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Salvation Army Krock Center
Safe Passage Women's Center
850 North 4th Steet
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
Community Action Partnerships
Assistance programs Spokane
1234 E. Front Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
Spokane Salvation Army
222 East Indiana
Spokane, Washington, 99207
Telephone - (509) 325-6821
Catholic Charities/Ann’s Parish
2120 E. First Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
Infant Crisis Needs Bank
1906 E. Mission
Spokane, WA 99220
509-458-0396, 202 E. Third
509-466-2012, 9832 N. Nevada
509-928-4032, 13721 E. Sprague,
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509-534-0443, 1919 E. Sprague Ave
509-926-4100, 523 S. Dishman-Mica Rd.
509-921-7889, 3112 E. Sprague