Amy N. Wyse
Counselor. Educator. Advocate. Supporting the Whole Child.
This website is designed to help you understand my role as a school counselor. Many people wonder what exactly a school counselor does. School counselors help students in three domains: academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development. School counselors also work with students on a range of issues from school work to classroom behavioral concerns to social relationships such as navigating friendships and any emotional hurdles that make focusing on school challenging.
Counselors work directly with students in guidance curriculum lessons, individual planning sessions, and in responsive services (such as seeing students in groups).
Counselors also provide system support; consulting with teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders to develop, implement, and evaluate school and district wide goals.
I have been the school counselor here at Yokayo Elementary School since 2015 after having received my Masters in Social work from California State University, Sacramento. I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker and have completed my 3,200 supervision hours. I also have Bachelor of Arts in Human Development (a culmination of Psychology, Sociology and Cultural Anthropology) from Sonoma State University. I work with students individually, in groups, in classroom guidance activities, in student leadership, and in school-wide climate and culture initiatives. I am energized by helping students develop the skills they need to uncover their talents, strengths, and build towards a meaningful life.
To promote educational performance, providing each student with the opportunities to acquire the academic, career, personal and social competencies necessary to achieve quality learning and life-long success in a safe environment.