Welcome to the Counselor's Corner!
    Henry J. Oliver Elementary has a Comprehensive School Counseling and Guidance Program. The program is divided into four components: Guidance Curriculum, Individual Planning, Responsive Services and System Support. The ultimate goal of the program is teaching prevention and intervention techniques, thus resulting in productive citizens of society.

                                                                         Guidance Curriculum

    The curriculum addresses awareness of self and others educational goals, and career planning. It provides guidance content in a systematic way to all students. Guidance sessions are conducted in three settings. They are large group, small group and individual. The principal, teachers, parents and students can make referrals.


                                                                            Individual Planning

    Assist students in planning, monitoring and managing their personal and career goals. This includes assessment, planning and placement.


                                                                            Responsive Services

    Address the immediate concerns of students. They are individual counseling, small group counseling, consultation and referrals.


                                                                             System Support Services

    The area addresses the following:

             Guidance Program Development                                             Staff Development

             Positive Behavior Supports                                       School Improvement Planning

             Parent Education                                                             Professional Development

            Teacher and Administrator Consultation                                         Public Relations

            Community Outreach                                                                   Crisis Management



                  Career Exploration                      College and Career Readiness

                  Too Good For Violence                  Play By The Rules

                  Academic/Career Planning            Character Education

    These activities are integrated into the curriculum and included in lesson plans. Recommendations are made to grade level representatives or directly to me.


    It is the desire of the Guidance Department that all students, parents, and teachers needs are met. If you have any suggestions or need questions answered please don’t hesitate to ask.


    Counseling Referrals can be made by students, teachers or parents. Once a referral has been made, an appointment will be set. Appointments are set during P.E. Students will not be seen during academic time unless it is absolutely necessary. Teachers will be informed of where students are during these times to serve as a check and balance system.

                                          Counselor: Zaundra Bettis                                                                                                   Email: zbettis@bhm.k12.al.us                                                                                                                              Days of service:Monday-Friday