"People don't care about how much you know, until they know how much you care!"
I am Ms. Troutman---Feldwood Elementary's Professional School Counselor. This is my 10th year serving in this capacity and I absolutely love what I do! I thoroughly enjoy being a school counselor because I get to work with students, faculty, parents and the community.
I achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I obtained my Master's degree in School Counseling from Argosy University.
My journey with Fulton County began in 1998 at Oak Knoll Elementary where I taught third grade students. I transitioned to Liberty Point Elementary and served as a third and fourth grade teacher. Although teaching is a great passion of mine, I wanted to delve into something different. I decided to pursue a degree in School Counseling. I began my rewarding career as a counselor at the historic College Park Elementary. I became part of the FES family when Feldwood Elementary first opened its doors in 2010.
What is a Professional School Counselor?
A Professional School Counselor is someone who helps you in school. She helps kids with things like problem solving, bullying, understanding feelings and making friends!
What does a Professional School Counselor do?
-helps ALL children
-talks with individual students
-meets with students in small groups
-visits classrooms to teach lessons about
things that will help kids in and out of
-consults with parents and teachers
-is a testing team coordinator
-organizes assemblies and annual Career Fairs
-works with community agencies
-assists with registration
-plans the transitioning activities to middle
-implements Crisis Care Interventions
What might a student talk about while in the counseling office?
-feelings about himself/herself
-making friends/peer relationships
-resolving conflicts/peer mediation
-academic progress/study skills/career goals
-attitudes and behaviors
How does a student get to see me?
-the student may ask to come to the counseling office
-teacher or administrator referral
-parent or guardian requests counseling services
-a school friend may invite him/her to a counseling session