Welcome to Lakeside Elementary Counselor's Corner!

Last Updated: 5/31/2022 8:38 PM

Lee thomas

Lakeside Elementary

School Counseling program

Lee Thomas




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.


Vision Statement

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.


Mission Statement

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

Cherished Ones

Sherman Avenue

Coeur d’Alene. Dial (208) 704-0908.


Post Falls Food Bank

(Phone (208) 773-0139)


Saint Vincent de Paul

(208) 664-3095


Health & Welfare Department

1120 W Ironwood Dr, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

(208) 769-1456.


Salvation Army Krock Center



Safe Passage Women's Center

Contact Information:

850 North 4th Steet
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814

(208) 664-9303


Goodwill Store



Community Action Partnerships



City Thrift



Assistance programs Spokane


2nd Harvest

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,


Teen Challenge Thrift Store
509-534-0443, 1919 E. Sprague Ave


Thrift Center
509-926-4100, 523 S. Dishman-Mica Rd.


Value Village
509-921-7889, 3112 E. Sprague


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Mission Statement:     "Working Together to Educate and Prepare Positive, Motivated, and Successful Citizens"