Meet the School Counselor: Miss 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.
As your school counselor, I am dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed in a safe and thriving environment. I want to provide the tools to encourage students to develop to their fullest potential personally, socially, and academically. I plan to do this by working with the staff and community to implement a comprehensive school counseling program that includes classroom guidance, 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 my goal as a counselor to help students work through any issues that may be affecting or impeding their academic progress. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would just like to say hi! :)
Programs we LOVE at Emily Dickinson:
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. Miss Marne uses it in her "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 left!