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School Counseling

Mrs. Kim Smith, School Counselor
Spring Cove Elementary School utilizes the Second Step program for classroom lessons as well as a Bullying Prevention Unit. We focus on how to be successful learners, emotional regulation, problem-solving, and getting along with others through respect, empathy, and compassion.


The Elementary Student Assistance Program (ESAP) can help identify and assist students who may be experiencing some barriers to learning. 

What Is ESAP? 

An ESAP team made up of school and agency staff is available to help you access school and community services for your child.  

The ESAP team will help you find services and assistance within the school, and if needed, in the community.   We do not diagnose, treat, or refer your child for treatment.  We will provide you with information and you make the choice(s) that best fit your needs and wishes.  As the parent/guardian you are an important part of the team. The ESAP team information is completely confidential and the team will respect you and your child's privacy at all times.

Are You Concerned about Your Child’s Reaction to...?

Recent death of a loved one

Divorce of parents

Family relocation

A relationship problem


Other traumatic event


Do You See Your Child Showing Any of These Behaviors?

Withdrawing from family, friends, and/or activities

Changing friends

Unexplained physical injuries

Feeling sad

Talking about suicide

Defying authority, both at home and school

Acting aggressively



Declining grades

Experimenting with alcohol or drugs

Back-talking staff


What If Someone Has Referred My Child to ESAP?

An ESAP team member will contact you regarding your child’s referral to the program.  Before a ESAP team member talks to your child, you will be asked to sign a permission form.  The ESAP team will work with you and your child throughout the process.  As a parent, your knowledge and thoughts about your child will be helpful in developing a plan of action.  If you need more information before making a decision about ESAP, please feel free to talk to a ESAP team member. 


How Do I Contact the ESAP Team?

If you have any questions about ESAP or you feel that your child may need help, call your child’s school and ask to speak with any of the following team members: 

Mrs. Kim Smith - School Counselor
Mr. Adam Macak - Principal
Mrs. Linda Lafferty - School Nurse
Mrs. Emily Kitt - Learning Support Teacher
Mrs. Tracy Ward - Classroom Teacher
Mrs. Rachel Wagner - Classroom Teacher 
Dr. Stacy Lantz - School Psychologist