Counselor's Corner

sking
Ms. S. King is a product of the Alief Independent
School system where she graduated from Alief
Taylor High School. Ms. S. King attended Clark
Atlanta University where she obtained her
Bachelors of Art in History. Ms. S. King started
her career in education in the Houston Independent
School District where she taught Social Studies,
was a Team Lead, assistant cheer coach and
sponsor of the Ladies of Distinction girls mentoring
program. Ms. S. King also attended the University
of St. Thomas where she gained her Master of
Education in School Counseling. Outside of
education Ms. S. King is a mother to an extremely
inquisitive four year old son. Ms. S. King enjoys
reading, catching up on Grey’s Anatomy and riding
her bike. Ms. S. King is looking forward to helping
the Spartans have a wonderful academic school

"Education is for improving the lives of others and leaving your community and world better than you found it."- Marian Wright Edelman

School Counselors are trained and certified in counseling with unique qualifications and skills to address students’ academic, personal/social, and career development needs through the following:

  • Individual and group counseling 
  • Classroom presentations/lessons
  • Teacher/Parent consultations
  • College and career readiness
  • Liaison between families and community resources
  • Assistance with 504s, RTI (Care Team), etc.

Stafford Intermediate is No Place For Bullies!
This Fall at S.I.S Dr. Velox (LSSP) and Ms. King held their first Bullying Prevention assembly.  Students were brought together to discuss what bullying is and what they could do to help prevent it from happening. Take a look below to see snippets from the assembly.


Bullying

What is bullying? At first glance, it might appear that this behavior is easy to define. A common image of bullying might be of a physically intimidating boy beating up a smaller classmate or of one child shoving another inside a hallway locker. These things are considered bullying, it's important to know that bullying behaviors can be much more complex and varied than historical stereotypes. For example, while some bullying is physical and easy to recognize, bullying can also occur quietly and covertly, through gossip or on a smart phone or the internet, causing serious emotional damage.

Bullying is: intentional, hurtful repeated behavior that humiliates, or harms another person physically or emotionally.

There is also a real or perceived “imbalance of power,” which is described as when the student with the bullying behavior has more “power,” either physically, socially, or emotionally, such as a higher social status, or is physically larger or emotionally intimidating.

The types of Bullying: physical behaviors, verbal, cyber.

Bullying has implications for all students: Bullying is not just about the implications for those targeted by the behaviors, this behavior can impact all students in the school, including witnesses and those that engage in the behavior.

Students often describe bullying as when “someone makes you feel less about who you are as a person.”

Bullying Prevention

Other Helpful Links  

Suicide Prevention lifeline

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Mental Health Resources

Ways to Help Your Student at Home