Today is a Day 4.


Hello. My name is Heidi Guse and I am the counselor here at North Cedar. I am very excited to work with your child this year. I will visit each classroom for 30 minutes once every 6-day cycle. Below is more information about my role here at school. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at or call me at 319-553-2824.

Counselor’s Role at School

What does the elementary counselor do?

  • Conducts classroom counselor lessons
  • Works with children in small groups
  • Sees children individually
  • Works with parents and teachers
  • Acts as a liaison with outside agencies
  • Uses the community as a resource

Who does the elementary counselor help? The counselor helps children...

  • Recognize their strengths and needs to achieve in school
  • Build self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Learn decision making and problem solving skills
  • Establish and maintain healthy relationships with others
  • Deal with concerns and feelings
  • Better understand themselves and others
  • Gain valuable social skills
  • Develop and learn to cope with situations that arise within the family

What are some of the topics covered by the counselor?

  • Personal Safety
  • Problem Solving
  • Study Skills
  • Feelings
  • Life Changes
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Cooperation & Friendship
  • Bullying
  • Drug Awareness
  • Social Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Group Skills
Quick Links
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(319) 553-2837
(319) 553-2837
2419 Fern Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 268-2336
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