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Lori Ford

LoriHello, My name is Lori Ford.  I started my journey in education as a PK and Physical Education Assistant.  Then I moved on to teach Physiclal Education and Coach Basketball.  For the past 12 years my teaching career has included teaching Physical Science, 5th grade ELA Lab, and Keyboarding as well as coaching 5th through 12th grade girls basketball.  I am currently pursuing my Masters in School Counseling, planning to graduate Spring 2020.  Through my job as a coach over the years, I have witnessed success and struggles of students and this fueled my desire to become a school counselor in order to assist students.  As a future school counselor my job will be to instill confidence, promote success, and inspire each student to become lifelong learners to ensure bright futures.  5 words that describe me are character, compassion, self-discipline, determination and coach.  

The mission statement of the Tushka School Counseling Program is to support the school community by integrating a comprehensive guidance program that wll assist students in academic, career and personal/social programs.  As a school progressing towards becoming a personalized learning community, we will work in partnership with students, staff, family and community members to prepare students to develop a positive sense of self and become effective students, responsible citizens and lifelong learners using everchanging skills.

The vision statement of the Tushka School Counseling Program is to support our school’s educational community; dedicated to work with parents and the community to promote scholars today and leaders tomorrow.

Tushka Public School’s Counseling Program is designed to promote comprehensive, preventive, and developmental counseling.  The program helps students address academic, career, personal/social development as well as defines, manages, delivers and assesses individual students and professional standards.  Confidentiality is upheld by ethical, legal and moral standards treating each student with dignity and respect as unique individuals.  School counseling provides ocnfidentiality to all participants except when there is forseeable harm and threat to others or limitations such as group counseling, understanding of parental rights, or legal orders.   

TPS counselor delivers services through classroom guidance lessons, individual and group counseling sessions, technology, and consultation and coordination with teachers and parents.  The counselor’s door is always open and time will be made to help anyone who walks through the door.  Students are able to get help with:

  • decision making
  • resolving conflict
  • respect for others
  • support during crisis
  • career awareness
  • creating a safe and positive learning experience
  • provide individual personal, social/emotional counseling for students
  • work with all stakeholders to help identify student needs
  • provide group counseling as needed
  • assist students with class schedules
  • scholarship information and completion
  • classroom guidance
  • assist students with curriculm choices
  • assistance in referring students for help outside of school        

‚ÄčHow do I make an appointment with the School Counselor?

Go by the front office to fill out an appointment slip and drop it in the counselor box.  The counselor will see you as soon as possible.If you have an urgent need to talk to your counselor, let the front office or a teacher know immediately.  Students may also use their school email and email the school counselor at lford@tushka.k12.ok.us if you have questions that do not require a face to face meeting.  Parents ?

School counseling services are managed by advisory council which includes a cross-section of stakeholders

 

 

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