Leander ISD is proud to honor its more than 100 school counseling staff members throughout the district during National School Counseling Week, Feb. 1-5, 2021. The purpose of National School Counseling Week is to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors not only in Leander ISD but in school systems throughout the United States.
As valued members of our schools, counseling services team members provide a proactive and comprehensive counseling program that fosters academic, personal/social, and career development for all students. Counseling Services partners with educators, parents/guardians, and community members to ensure all students in Leander ISD are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.
The LISD Counseling Services staff includes:
- 34 elementary,
- 24 middle school,
- 39 high school Professional School Counselors
- 6 Licensed Clinical Social Workers
- 4 Licensed Professional Counselors
Mental Health Minutes
In an effort to promote mental health awareness and reduce the stigma of seeking help for mental health concerns, the Leander ISD Counseling Services team is excited to debut a Mental Health Minute video series. The videos will be shared through daily announcements, campus and district newsletters as well as district and campus social media. Community members may also view the videos through links to the YouTube playlist links below.
The videos were written and recorded by Leander ISD Counseling Services team members. Some of the topics covered will include managing stress, healthy coping skills, staying grounded, talking about your feelings, making and building positive friendships, and how and when to ask for help. Each video ends with the reminder that “if you or someone you know is struggling, tell a trusted adult”. The series will include videos appropriate for elementary and secondary students and will be available in both English and Spanish.
Videos will be added to the playlist throughout the spring semester and during the 2021-2022 school year.
We hope the Leander ISD community finds these videos helpful and they will also serve as a reminder to our students that the staff of Leander ISD cares about them and will do everything we can to support their emotional well-being.