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Dear BCA families,

I am so excited to be working with you this year! As your school counselor, my hope is to make these challenging times a little less challenging for you.  On this page you will find multiple resources close to BCA for you to have easy access to. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or individual concerns. I am happy to provide more specific resources upon request.

Warmly,
Ms. McAllister


What does a school counselor do?

As a school counselor, I serve the needs of ALL students.
I provide individual counseling (on a case by case basis), group counseling (also on a case by case basis), and classroom guidance lessons (for every class). I provide guidance and support for students experiencing social-emotional, academic, or future planning issues or concerns. And, in the classroom, I facilitate lessons on topics such as: bullying prevention, empathy, kindness, social skills, identifying emotions, coping skills (eg. anxiety, depression, stress), study skills, and career readiness.

Additionally, I collaborate with key stakeholders, such as: administration, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community agencies and leaders to identify concerns/issues and work together toward goals and solutions.

When can my student/child meet with you?

I spend half of my week at Bellevue Children’s Academy and the other half at Willows Preparatory School.

BCA (PK-5th Grade):

  • Mondays & Tuesdays 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am – 11:30 am

WPS (6th-10th Grade):

  • Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Thursdays & Fridays 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Will I be notified if my child talks with you?

Students frequently pop in to tell me about relatively minor or time-limited issues. If that happens, I may not notify you unless: there is a safety concern, your child has asked to see me repeatedly, or if the worry or problem is significant (by adult standards).

How do students get to see you?

Students may come to me in a variety of ways. Usually it is by recommendation of the classroom teacher and/or the parent. Often, students may approach me themselves and ask if they can see me to discuss an issue that came up during the day. Students may also ask their teacher or someone in the office to give me a message.

Contact Information:

I can be reached via email at TeriMcAllister@bcacademy.com Once I receive an email from you, if you wish to speak with me via telephone, we can schedule a Teams meeting.

 

Covid-19 Resources:

Wellness Resources

Resources for Children

BCA Counselor Newsletters (PDF)

 

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Meet Your Teacher Day for all enrolled incoming PreK-4th graders