Our Counselor: Janice Spratte, MA., LPCC. 
896-3378, extension 132

Counseling Goals
  1. To implement a comprehensive Counseling Program to include all students.
  2. To coordinate behavioral intervention for Students, as needed.
  3. To provide individual and small group Counseling.
  4. To provide information to Parents and Staff, regarding the developmental and psychosocial needs of Elementary-aged Children. 
  5. To act as a Resource to the School and the Community for Counseling related Services.
  6. To uphold the standards of the Counseling Profession (American School Counseling Association and American Counseling Association Standards Code of Ethics)

Expected Student Outcomes

  1. Students will acquire a sense of belonging and an appreciation for the Education system.
  2. Learn how to manage difficult emotions
  3. Learn how to get along with others, when they are having conflict.
  4. Learn about, and practice effective communication skills with others.

Individual Counseling

Behavioral goals – how to get along in a classroom and listen to Teacher

Psycho-social issues (home life, conflict, and communicating well with others)

Crisis Intervention, as needed

Teaching calming skills and emotional intelligence.
 Group Counseling

Divorce group                                   
Learning how to communicate effectively
Friendship issues

  School–wide Goals

  1.  To work with Parents, Teachers, and Administrators to identify and address student’s needs. 
  2. Classroom guidance lessons, as applicable.
  3. Attend Parent/Teacher conferences to help facilitate student success
  4. Provide Resources for Teachers and Parents, within Greater community.
  5. Assist with Creation of Functional Behavior Plans and Behavior Intervention Plans, for students who may need more support in the classroom with Behaviors.
  6. Section 504 Coordinator for Students with suspected Disabilities
  7. Hawk Team (crisis Team) Member
  8. Assist with Student Mediations, as needed
  9. Support students and Families in need via Mckinney-Vento and Food Pantry Programs, as well as Assistance during the Holidays.
  10. Participation in  Acts of Kindness Day activities and Booth on day of event.
  11. Membership on School-wide committees to serve students and families better
  12.  Run Student Council activities and programs associated with it, such as recycling.

All students will be supported in their learning environment.  They will become better problem solvers, better friends, and better students, within the School Community.

Please let me know if you need anything from me!  I look forward to another year with your wonderful Children!
Spratte, Janice Send email to contact
Business: 505-896-3378 ext 132
Community Resources

Agora Crisis Center

Agora Crisis Center is a free and confidential help line in partnership with the NM Department of Health and the University of New Mexico. Sometimes it's difficult to talk about certain problems with family and friends. As trained crisis intervention specialists, Agora's volunteers are ready to provide compassionate and unbiased ear for anything a caller wants to discuss.

Children's Grief Center
The Children's Grief Center--offers a Rio Rancho site for families who have been shattered by the death of a loved one from accidents and other circumstances.

Family Workshop Counseling Center
The Family Workshop is a full service mental health counseling group, consisting of 40 Therapists and 3 Psychologists with offices in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. They work with all ages and all issues, and schedule appointments 8AM-8PM, 7 days a week. With 40 licensed Therapists and 3 Psychologists, they are able to match clients and their needs with the best therapist for them to include expertise, strategy, age and training.

Haven House
Haven House--Services and Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, 896-4869, Rio Rancho, NM; 24 hour a day helpline, 1-800-526-7157. Haven House provides emergency shelter to women and their children who have had to flee an abusive relationship. A range of support services are offered to the women and children helping them to move toward a violence-free life.

Storehouse West--Food and Children's Clothing
Storehouse West is located at 1030-F Veranda Dr. SE, Rio Rancho, 892-2077. They provide food and children's clothing to needy families. Storehouse West's hours are: Monday and Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and Wednesday, 12:00 noon-3:00 pm.