My name is Ms. Tasheena Norfleet and I am so excited to be a part of the Brooklyn Gardens family! I have been a school counselor for over 15 years, and have extensive experience working with children and families of all backgrounds. I have a passion for helping scholars unlock and understand their emotions, as well as become the best people they can be. I am eager to support BGES families in any way I can.
Elementary school is an exciting time of learning and growing, and scholars are exploring many new emotions as they navigate this time in their lives. The school counselor is here to support all scholars at Brooklyn Gardens Elementary with emotional, academic and behavioral counseling and interventions. Explore this page to learn more about the school counseling program at BGES!
WHY ELEMENTARY COUNSELORS?
According to the American School Counselor Association:
"The elementary school years set the foundation for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Elementary school counselors have an impact on these years by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program and collaborating with school staff, parents and the community to create a safe and respectful learning environment. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, elementary school counselors help their students achieve academic success, develop an understanding of career opportunities and develop social/emotional skills in response to issues they face."
Elementary school students are growing, learning, and changing by leaps and bounds daily. What was the norm only a week or two ago can change in an instant. Keep up with the changes and learn to better support your student by clicking on the articles below.