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Guidance Office

Counseling Resources

Welcome to the Wellington Counseling Team webpage! We lovingly care for ALL students.  Guidance and counseling programs, activities, and services focus on helping children experience healthy growth for future success. We are looking forward to working together for your child to have the best school experience possible!

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Wellington's Guidance Team


Reasons to See the School Counselor

  • Schoolwork challenges
  • Making new friends
  • Being teased or bullied
  • To share feelings
  • Change or loss
  • Friendship problems
  • Problem solving
  • Good news
  • Worried, stressed or sad
  • Changing family or transition
  • Tools to make good choices
  • Parenting tools
  • Self-esteem

How To See the Counselor

  • Put a guidance pass in through the link in child's Google Classroom
  • Send us a note, voicemail, or email
  • Contact classroom teacher 


We are excited to provide social emotional support for your sweet child each day!  All classrooms engage in this critical daily component of social learning.  Caring School Community is a comprehensive, research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) program that builds school-wide community, develops students’ social skills and SEL competencies, and enables a transformative stance on discipline.

This programpromotes positive behavior through direct teaching of responsibility, empathy, and cooperation, creating settings where students feel heard, known, and cared for. Students become intrinsically motivated to contribute productively to a community they feel invested in, and where they know they matter.

Guidance Lessons at Wellington Elementary will include lessons on:

Friendship, decision making, problem solving, social skills, feelings, grief and loss, personal safety, careers, bullying prevention, self-esteem, setting goals, and conflict resolution

Guidance lessons are every other week for 30-45 minutes.

Small Group Guidance provides a supportive environment for students experiencing commonly shared concerns such as stress, grief, divorce, anger, organization, friendship, etc. These groups are offered to all students. Please contact us if you would like your child to participate in a small group. Small groups give students the opportunity to share ideas and support one another. In this safe, supportive setting students can see that they are not the only ones feeling a certain way or going through a certain situation. Small groups are conducted based on the needs of our students. They typically run 5-8 weeks and the group meets once a week for 20-30 minutes. Parent permission is needed.

 Individual Support is available to all students at the request of teachers, parents, or students.  We are 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 us, please don't be alarmed. Sometimes students self-refer and visit with us once or twice, and are able to solve their own problem. We 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.  We are safe friends at Wellington Elementary who are available to help students academically and emotionally.

Ashley Keys

Guidance Specialist

Jordan Bentley

District Mental Health Specialist

Anna Franklin

District Mental Health Specialist