Meet Your School Counselor
Julie Martin, Counselor
I am a native of Maine, and my husband Craig and I live in Poland and our son CJ and daughter Kylie were educated in RSU 16. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Health Education from The University of Maine at Farmington and recently completed my Masters in Science in School Counseling from the University of Southern Maine. I am open-minded, hardworking and active. I value family, diversity, integrity, and respect. I love to run with my dog Dudley, cook, listen to music, work with plants and flowers, and spend time with loved ones.
“All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.”
― Asa Don Brown
The Minot Consolidated School comprehensive school counseling program strives to support all students’ growth in academic, career, and personal/social domains through their school years. In collaboration with other school professionals, parents, and community stakeholders, our program advocates for, and aims to empower all students to lead intentional, engaged lives that value learning, thinking of others, and bettering the world in which they live. The program is delivered to students through whole class presentations, group discussions, and individual sessions to help remove barriers to learning and address issues that may affect the well-being of every student, both in and out of the school environment.
Mrs. Martin's Role with Students
- I address students’ academic, career, and social/emotional needs through a comprehensive school counseling program that is delivered via classroom instruction, individual and group counseling.
- I deliver classroom lessons using The Second Step Curriculum that promotes school success, school connectedness, and a safe and respectful school climate through trengthening students’ skills to learn, have empathy, manage emotions, and solve problems.
- I support students who are facing challenges such as the death of a loved one/pet, family transitions, friendship issues, being new to Minot etc.
- I celebrate students’ successes.
- I expose students to self-regulatory skills (such as breathing exercises, physical movement, journaling, and meditating etc.) which enhances their ability to focus, identify feelings, and release stress.
Mrs. Martin's Role with Famlies and the Community
- I maintain confidentiality with all families and students. Confidentiality will be broken if people express they are having feelings of harming themselves or others. I am a mandated reporter.
- I serve as a consultant to school staff, parents, and the greater community.
- I work collaboratively with all Minot Consolidated School staff, parents, and the greater community to ensure all people feel safe, valued, and respected.
To learn more about the role of a school counselor, visit the website below to view the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counseling.
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