• Counselor Brown


    Name: Alfreda Brown, Ed.S.
    Professional School Counselor
    Phone Ext:205-231-5269
    Email:abrown2@bhm.k12.al.us
     
    Greetings and welcome to the counselor's corner,
     
     The Counselor's Role:

    School counselors play a pivotal role in the overall development of each and every student. Through academic planning, social development activities, and career exploration; school counselors are able to assist the whole child in developing into a productive citizen.  With the use of research-based strategies, the school counselor provides preventive, responsive, and intervention services that are designed to address the challenges and topics that are of major influence to students of today.

    How Can We Help? 

    We are here to help children feel valued, accepted, and safe while at school.  We also want to help them learn positive coping skills and character values.  As a result, this will enable them to make good choices when they face challenges involving friends, peer pressure, bullies, self-esteem, feelings, academic difficulties, and/or family concerns. 


    Counselors Work with School Personnel to:

    • Identify and help struggling learners
    • Decrease classroom disturbances
    • Promote positive behavior
    • Increase school morale
    • Recognize early warning signs for students at-risk
    • Implement safety and violence prevention programs
    • Plan with learning communities and problem solving teams