Mrs. Jodi Kelley
Hi! My name is Jodi Kelley. I am the school counselor at Lee County Primary School. This is my 10th year working in education. The majority of my career has been spent teaching in primary grades. I chose to pursue my degree in school counseling to further support the needs of students.
A few things about me:
My Family: I have been married to my husband, Charles Kelley, for eleven years. We love animals and have several “fur babies”. We enjoy traveling and spending time together.
Education: I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State University and a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Troy University.
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, decorating, traveling, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.
My Childhood Dreams: To become a pilot and live in New York City
My Current Dream: To find peace and happiness in the simple things of life
School Counselor’s Role (per American School Counselor’s Association)
To help all students
- Apply academic achievement strategies
- Manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
- Plan for post secondary options (higher education and work force)
- With goal planning
- With school counseling guidance lessons based on student success standards
- With short-term small group counseling lessons as needed and based on referrals
- By collaborating with families, teachers, administrators, and the community for student success
- By reviewing and analyzing data to identify student issues, needs, and challenges
All students at LCPS are provided counseling services through the following:
At LCPS, our counseling program is prevention focused. We utilize the Second Step Curriculum. This curriculum teaches children how to have empathy towards others, impulse control and how to manage feelings, how to make decisions and how to problem solve.
Small Group Counseling
Small Group Counseling services are provided to students throughout the school year. Groups are needs-based and vary year to year. Typical groups offered include; divorce care groups, grief care groups, friendship groups, anger management groups, and new student groups. Students are referred to small groups by teachers, administrators, parents and student self-referrals.
Individual counseling is offered to those students who would most benefit from one on one counseling. Again, individual counseling is needs based and varies from year to year. Typical issues that may result in individual counseling may include friendship issues, behavioral issues, classroom/bus difficulties, and social skill issues. Students are referred for individual counseling by teachers, administrators, parents and student self-referrals.