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School Counseling

The Union Academy counseling and guidance program plays a key role in promoting students’ emotional, social, moral and academic development.  School Counselors strive to respond to the “needs of the individual child” by providing the following services:

Individual Student Support: Counselors provide individual counseling services to students who demonstrate concerns with: relationships, academics, stress, family issues etc. on an individual/ as needed basis.

Counseling Groups: Counseling intervention may be provided in small groups for students who have similar concerns such as: divorce, school adjustment, friendships, grief, anger, motivation, study skills, etc.

Consultation: Consultation is available to teachers and parents when student issues arise. School Counselors can assist with behavior plans, classroom strategies, accommodations, outside counseling referrals, etc.

Career Development: UA school counselor’s work to: provide opportunities for students to explore and evaluate potential job paths; provide opportunities for students to evaluate and determine their own talents, strengths, and weaknesses.

Advisory: At the middle and high school level, counselors develop character education and guidance curriculum to be implemented during montly advisory groups in which every upper school student participates.

Section 504 Accommodation Plans: School counselors are in charge of all student Section 504 Plans for students requiring accommodations.

School Counseling Contacts:
(click on name for email)

School Counseling Department
Administrative  Assistant
Claire Koning  704-238-8883 Ext 1119 
Lower School Counselor Kim Beare  704-283-5678 Ext 526
Intermediate School Counselor Kelly Brun  704-238-8883 Ext 1123
Middle School Counselor Claire Pikarsky  704-238-8883 Ext 1122
School Counselor: Student Last Name A-L Holly Hammonds  704-238-8883 Ext 1121
School Counselor: Student Last Name M-Z Sherryann Sylvestre  704-238-8883 Ext 1120