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K-2 Counseling

Mrs. Kim Beare
Welcome to the Counseling Corner! I look forward to getting to know your student(s) and working together throughout the school year. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time to let me know how I can help support your family. You can email me kbeare@unionacademy.org or contact me by phone at 704-238-8883 (x1162).
 
 
About Me
My name is Kimberly (Kim) Beare. I have been working at Union Academy since 2015. I have an undergraduate degree from Belmont Abbey in Psychology, a Masters of Education in Community Agency Counseling from Clemson University and a School Counselor’s Certificate from University of NC at Charlotte.  My experience includes 8 years in a Wilderness Education Program working directly with kids for three of those years and the other five with kids and their families. I have worked in the Union County Public School system and have found my home here at Union Academy.
 
My husband Dan and I have two boys (Danny and Jacob) and a daughter (Jacquie). They all attend(ed) Union Academy, one with the honor of being part of the pandemic graduating class of 2020. All three of them have enjoyed various activities such as Band, Marching Band, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Wrestling and Cheer. We love to fish, go to the creek, swim, build things and spend time cooking out together and watching movies. 

 

What is a school counselor?
School counselors are helpers. They help students in areas of academics, social skills, and emotions. They work with parents and teachers in guiding students to do their very best and make good choices in and out of school.

How do I work with students?
Counselors meet with students individually or in small groups to work on feelings, behaviors, and academic issues. We talk, draw, write, read, and play as a part of working out problems and developing good habits. While we can not do “therapy” at the school level, we can provide excellent referrals for counseling agencies in the community. Classroom lessons are another big way that counselors help students develop skills in citizenship, problem-solving, and working well with others.

How does my student see the counselor?
Counselors take referrals through parent/guardian(s) and teachers. Students can also see me by leaving a note in my mailbox outside my office. All information is confidential unless it is a matter of safety.