All students at Robertson participate in monthly guidance lessons to support their social and emotional skill development. The students follow a district standard as they learn the character traits focused on in Round Rock ISD.
In addition to the character education provided at Robertson, students receive the minimum of 3 lessons on bully prevention each school year. We will also be working toward our fourth designation as a No Place for Hate campus that supports diversity, understanding, & support of our differences among one another.
During the year, small group counseling sessions are available for students in need. These small groups are run in 6 week sessions, generally during the students’ lunch time to prevent students from missing needed academic time. Parents, teachers, and students may request students participation in specific groups based on needs. Some topics may include:
- Self esteem building
- Social skills
- Friendship skills
- Conflict resolution
- Anger management
- Test anxiety
- Grief & loss
- Transitioning to Middle school (spring)
These small groups do require parent permission prior to a student participating in the program. Please feel free to contact me at school if you feel your child may benefit from a small group to assist in the development of social skills or to support them as they progress through the year at 428-3313.
What does the school’s social worker do? Robertson Elementary’s social worker works as a link between home and school to help students increase academic success, maximize educational opportunities, improve interpersonal relationships, and cope with crisis situations. This is accomplished by working with school personnel while connecting with family members to gain valuable information for helping students achieve. The social worker serves as a facilitator, encourager, motivator, coach, guide, coordinator, resource, consultant, educator, and advocate.
What services are available to students at Robertson? All students are offered a comprehensive, developmental school guidance and counseling program. The services on campus include: classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, individual counseling, consultation with parents and staff, mentorship programs, student service programs, drug and violence prevention lessons and behavioral consultation.
Why contact the school’s social worker? The social worker has information and expertise regarding a variety of issues including transitions (family and school), academic achievement concerns, crisis response, relationship issues, and behavioral concerns. If you have questions or concerns, the social worker is an excellent resource for you and your family.
How do students get to see the school’s social worker? Students can refer themselves by talking to their teacher or by talking directly to the social worker. Teachers, administrators, and parents can make referrals to the social worker as well.
Do I need an appointment to see the social worker? In times of crisis, no appointment is necessary. However, a large majority of the day is scheduled for direct services to students therefore, calling ahead for an appointment is helpful and is encouraged, but not required.
How can I reach the social worker? Call 428-3313. Voice mail is available and every effort is made to return calls within 24 hours or less.
Hello! I am so excited to begin my sixth year at Robertson. I have been a social worker in Round Rock ISD for nine years. I am married to my wonderful husband Brian, and have two children Logan & Carson.
I received my Masters degree in Social Work at UT Austin 2000 and have been providing services to students and families since that time. I hold a license from the Texas State Bord of Social Work Examiners.
This is my second year at Robertson and I am very excited to be part of this wonderful community. This is my eleventh year as a counselor with RRISD. When I’m not counseling students I like to sing, read, and go camping with my husband Joel and two children, Jonas and Alice.
I recieved my Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees in counseling from Indiana University in 2001 and am a Licenced Professional Counselor through the state of Texas.
We are committed to helping students by providing a comprehensive, developmental program which addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students and thereby supporting student achievement.
We are also focused on supporting families by assisting with referrals to community resources for any need. Please call our office if there are any specific needs you and you family may have.