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MaryEllen McNeely

Oh, The Places You'll Go! --Dr. Seuss

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School Counselor
South Elementary
610-489-2991, ext. 4504

Welcome and Thank You for visiting my Counselor Page!
Hi! My name is Ms. McNeely, and I love being a part of the Perkiomen Valley family!  As your child's school counselor, I strive to create a positive and supportive environment in which, students can learn and grow. Through classroom lessons, small groups, and individual counseling, I will help students navigate through life's twists and turns in order to help them achieve their goals! This year, I will primarily be working with Kdg, 2nd, and 4th grades, and I am thrilled to assist them in their journeys through elementary school!

The Mission of Perkiomen Valley School District 
 To provide a rich academic and cultural learning environment that maximizes available resources to assure that all students grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally, attaining the skills necessary to become successful citizens. 

What do PV Elementary School Counselors do?
Elementary school counselors are responsible for helping students with their social and emotional growth and adjustment within the school setting.   One primary role that school counselors have is teaching age appropriate classroom guidance lessons at each grade level.  We also support students by consulting with staff, parents, and outside professionals regarding student behaviors and concerns, working closely with the Student Support Team regarding academic concerns, and initiating the first steps of  multi-disciplinary evaluations.  Counselors typically serve on various committees such as the Student Assistance Program, Emotional Support Team, School Wide Positive Behavior and Intervention Team, and School Improvement Team.  We also have a wide variety of responsibilities including case management of 504 Plans, acting as LEA Representative at IEP meetings, discussing attendance issues with parents/guardians.  Counselors are responsible for conducting the first stage of gifted screenings and gathering data for full evaluations for students who qualify.   Other tasks include assisting students with financial need through programs offered during the school year, working with students in small groups, assisting with PSSA testing, and assisting the principal as requested.  In general, counseling offered in the school setting is short-term in nature and families are referred to outside agencies for ongoing therapeutic needs.

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