Welcome to Ms. Crance's Counselor web page! I will be posting information here about classroom lessons, upcoming events and school wide programs. I am available to all Stella Niagara students. I work with students in the classroom, small groups, and individually. Guidance and counseling programs, activities, and services focus on helping children experience healthy growth for future success. My office hours are from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
Individual support is available to all students at the request of teachers, parents, or students. I am a resource to help students succeed in school. Individual support within the school setting is short-term. If your child tells you he/she met with me, please don't be alarmed. Sometimes students self-refer and visit with me once or twice, and are able to solve their own problem. If students come to my office more than twice or it is of a serious nature parents are contacted. I feel fortunate to be able to spend time listening to students while providing a safe setting to help them work through problems or tough days. I feel as though I am another safe friend at Stella Niagara who is available to help students academically and emotionally.
Classroom Guidance provides a supportive environment for students. The Character Education program gives students the opportunity to share ideas and support one another. Character Education lessons are done once a week right in the classroom and last for about 45 minutes. This program teaches students various traits such as honesty, respect, responsibility, trust, etc. I like doing a lot of hands on activities, games, and creative projects to keep the students engaged and having fun while learning about important traits.