EMILY DICKINSON SCHOOL COUNSELING TEAM!
Meet Ms. Marne
Hi everyone!! I am extremely excited to be the K-5 counselor at Emily Dickinson Elementary and to share with you the many wonderful programs I hope to provide for students and their families. A little bit about me… I grew up in Missoula and received both a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-8 and a Master of Education in School Counseling at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. (Go Cats!) Prior to working in Bozeman at Emily Dickinson, I worked in Missoula at Target Range School as an elementary counselor. I am very happy to be back in Bozeman and look forward to further getting to know all of the staff, students, and families at Emily Dickinson. I truly love this job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Meet Miss Morani
Hello, my name is Emily Morani. I’m the newest addition to the Emily Dickinson School Counseling Team! I will be splitting my time with three elementary schools in Bozeman, I will be working at Emily Dickinson on Mondays and Thursdays. I have been working as a School Counselor for the past 5 years and am excited to be back working with elementary-age students. A little bit about me, I attended Montana State University for my undergraduate degree in Sociology. I decided to go back to school to become a school counselor afterward and attended Montana State University-Billings, where I received my Master of Education in School Counseling. I am happy to be contributing to the comprehensive school counseling program at Emily Dickinson and excited for a new school year!
Meet Miss Birkle
Hi all! I am so happy to be working with Ms. Marne as a school counseling intern this year! As an undergraduate, I attended Montana State University in Bozeman for my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-8) and am in the last year of my Master's program for School Counseling (K-12) through the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. I taught sixth-grade math for five years at Belgrade Middle School and am truly so excited for the opportunity to pursue my school counseling journey with the amazing staff and students at Emily Dickinson Elementary!
As your school counselors, we are dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed in a safe and thriving environment. We want to provide the tools to encourage students to develop to their fullest potential personally, socially, and academically. We plan to do this by working with the staff and community to implement a comprehensive school counseling program that includes classroom lessons, small groups, and short-term individual support. The counseling practices and standards used are supported and guided by The Montana School Counseling Association and The American School Counseling Association. It is our goal as counselors to help students work through any issues that may be affecting or impeding their academic progress. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would just like to say hi! :)
Programs we LOVE at
Kelso's Choice is a conflict management program that believes that every child can be a peacemaker. Kelso the Frog teaches students the difference between big and small problems and encourages kids to use a handy "wheel of choices" to solve small problems. Kindergarteners and First Graders at Emily Dickinson are familiar with Kelso's Choice! They have learned about in Counseling Lessons and have the poster in their classrooms as a reminder of have to positively solve conflicts or problems . Please check out the wheel (left) and ask your child to tell you about it! Be on the lookout for information and activities that will come home with your K/1 student!
Cosmic Kids Yoga is simply the best! This is a wonderful and fun way for students of all ages to de-stress. We use it in our "Mindfulness" lessons in K-5 each spring. The teachers love it and so do the kids! Now students are using Cosmic Yoga as a way to relax, stretch, practice breathing, and get a brain break!
Studies show that yoga helps kids with physical and mental health. Specifically balance, strength, focus, memory, self-esteem, and academic performance! Try doing yoga at home by clicking on the link to the right!