School Counselor

Stockwell's full time counselor is Mr. Tom Higgs. Mr. Higgs helps students through collaboration with teachers, and families. EVSC counselors facilitate each student's success by supporting and consulting with teachers and administration, collaborating and communicating with parents and families, providing appropriate individual and group counseling, administrating and coordinating standardized and psychological testing, providing crisis intervention and problem solving counseling, and making appropriate contacts and referrals to community service agencies.

As school counselor, Mr. Higgs does many things...here's a list of just some of the services the school counselor provides at Stockwell:

  •     ISTEP & IREAD administrator
  •     coordinator and interpreter for parents and teachers
  •     career development, crisis intervention
  •     Educational Intervention Team coordinator (referral for psychological testing)
  •     attendance
  •     child protection referrals
  •     home visits
  •     attendance
  •     Character Education development
  •     new student orientation
  •     504 Coordinator
  •     High Ability
  •     Food/Clothing Bank applications


Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child and his/her school work, please contact his/her teacher first. If you need additional help or help regarding other matters, please do not hesitate to email Mr. Higgs or contact him at 812-477-5345.

 

School Counselors....

  •     serve as a bridge between home, school, and the community
  •     talk with students in classrooms, small groups, and individually.
  •     aid teachers and parents in helping children
  •     help in identifying the needs of children
  •     provide information on parenting skills
  •     maintain confidences
  •     speak to community groups


    School counselors have classroom, group, and individual counseling in which they help students to:

  •     recognize and understand their feelings and the feelings of others
  •     accept themselves and others
  •     recognize, understand, and work through learning difficulties
  •     talk about their educational and personal-social concerns
  •     relate to others
  •     adjust to family changes such as moving, a new sibling, divorce, etc.