Lauding a school counselor
February 5, 2013
By Principal Gary Pfleuger
Valley View Elementary
School Counselor Week is the week of February
I have enjoyed over 20 years as a school
administrator, and have come to learn and
school counselor and how important it is that
they work closely with the
building administration; and RaNae Barker is one
of the best I have worked with!
RaNae is an excellent school counselor and
professional educator, as well as an important
leader on the Valley View School Team. RaNae is
highly respected by all students and staff. She
is very dedicated to the children and the
overall school program.
It is her on-going desire and goal to improve
the school climate, educational effectiveness
and personal management skills of the students.
The school counselor is responsible for group or
individual counseling services and teaching life
skills (for example: health and safety issues,
safe touch, civil behaviors, social skills,
She coordinates between the school and outside
agencies including child protective services and
health and welfare.
As well as these skills, she is always available
to help staff members in time of need; teaching
can be a very stressful job!
RaNae is an integral part of what what we do at
Valley View Elementary everyday, and what she
brings benefits the life and education of each
of our students.
If you happen to see her out and about,
especially during this week set to honor school
counselors across the nation, I hope you'll take
a moment to tell her how much she's appreciated!
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