Always keep a diamond in your mind. -Tom Waits
Hello. I'm Dave Carter and welcome to Old Mill Elementary Counseling. Prior to working here at OME, I taught 8th grade English and counseled for the South Summit School District. Before that I taught at an alternative high school in Tillamook, Oregon. I attended Weber State and The University of Phoenix. My hobbies include playing the fiddle, sailing, fly fishing, collecting old Schwinns, and beekeeping. My wife and I have four fun kids and we think Heber City is a great place.
Counseling Services are provided in the following ways:
Individual or Small Group: Students who are in need of additional support can receive short term individual or small group counseling in areas that impact their ability to succeed in school. Topics include, but are not limited to study skills, friendship skills, impulsivity, family dynamics, anxiety, ADD/ADHD. Referrals will be made as necessary to outside resources.
Classroom Instruction: Students will receive instruction in whole group, class settings on skills to encourage their development in life, academics, and careers. Through teacher input and needs assessments, we determine which skills and attributes to highlight for classroom lessons. Sample topics include problem solving, decision making, cooperation, communication, motivation and more.
Each class receives one to two lessons per month from the counselor:
Individual Planning: Students will receive instruction in setting and working towards goals to help prepare for the future.
System Support: Students will benefit by continual education and training of staff in areas that are pertinent to the success of all students.
Utah College and Career Readiness Comprehensive School Counseling Program Information http://www.schools.utah.gov/cte/ccgp/