Mrs. Gross is the Director of Counseling at Walkertown Middle School. The counseling program is designed to assist students in areas of academic development, career development and personal and social development. Mrs. Gross has been a licensed school counselor in the WSFCS for five years. She attended UNC-Greensboro as an undergraduate, and completed her master's degree program at Wake Forest University. Ms. Gross became a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Counseling in 2007 and completed the requirements to become a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in March, 2009.
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Individual and Small Group Counseling
Parent and Teacher Conferences
Community and Agency Referrals
Reasons to see your counselor:
Study and test taking skills
Time Management skills
Problems with friends
Anxiety or worries
Problems at home
Anger or Grief
Referrals to the counseling center can be made by students, parents and teachers.
Ms. Gross Coordinates 504 plans for students. These plans are developed for students who have a physical, emotional or social disability that interferes significantly with classroom success. When a child is referred, the coordinator schedules a team meeting to determine if a 504 plan is appropriate.
AIG - Academically/Intellectually Gifted Program:
This program recognizes and addresses the educational needs of students who have met high achievement and aptitude scores. Students are referred for program evaluation based on test scores, teacher recommendation and parent request. The WSFCS offers four testing sessions per year.
What we talk about in the counseling session is private. At times, the counselor is bound by ethical guidelines to share confidential information. A student will be notified if the counselor will be discussing the information with others. Instances where this may occur are the following: A child reports that someone is hurting them, a child reports that they want to hurt themselves in some manner or a child reports that they want to harm another person.