Counseling

                                                                                               Mrs. Smith

                                                                         Connect with the Counselor

Hello! My name is Julie Smith, and I am excited to introduce myself as the new counselor at Lincoln Elementary.

I grew up in the Ogden school district and attended C.H. Taylor Elementary, Central Middle, and graduated from Ogden High.  I am so excited to be back! I received my degree in social work from Weber State University and have worked for the last six years for Canyon View School, a special education/behavioral school, located in the Weber School District.  

I am receiving my Master’s in School Counseling degree from University of Phoenix and can’t wait to use my acquired skills to benefit the students at Lincoln!  I will value my role in encouraging all children to strive for their personal best!

My spare time is spent with my husband, Mike, and our three beautiful children.  Our son Mikey is 13, our eldest daughter, Maddy, 12, and our youngest daughter Mallory is 9.  We love to travel, have a weekly movie night, and enjoy the outdoors.

I am looking forward to meeting and developing relationships with each student and their family.  I feel it is important to work with parents and the community as a team in educating and guiding our children.  My door is always open, so please do not hesitate to reach out!

My office is located in the back corner of the school library.  I can be reached via telephone at 801-737-7663 or by e-mail at smithj@ogdensd.org.

Wishing everyone a great 2018-2019 school year!

Counseling Department Belief Statement

We believe in students

At Lincoln we believe that every student is special and has the potential to achieve high goals. We work hard to create an environment that is mindful and optimal for learning. To support this, we have identified the following school wide rules:

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Be Safe

The students are familiar with these rules and practice them in common areas as well as inside of the classroom. When you visit our school, you will notice that these rules are posted on the walls. We encourage you to discuss these rules with your student as well.

We believe in families

At Lincoln we believe that parents and families are important members of our community. A strong home-school connection is one of the biggest factors contributing to student success. If I can provide support or guidance in any way please don’t hesitate to contact me.

We believe in our Lincoln Community

At Lincoln we value our school community. I am here to support leadership, teachers, office staff, and support staff in any way that lends to the success of our community. As a team we are strong in cultivating a positive academic and social climate for the students.

Resources

Self-Esteem

Having a healthy sense of self-esteem is critical for students to succeed. Read more about self-esteem here:

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/self-esteem.html

Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness is a great way to help students control anger. Watch this video, “Just Breathe” as students speak candidly about how to deal with anger through breath work.

https://vimeo.com/114715169

Teachers wanting to bring mindfulness practices into the classroom can find resources here.

http://www.mindfulschools.org/resources/explore-mindful-resources/

Anxiety

Dealing with anxiety is a real struggle for many children. Find children’s books to help navigate this topic with your child.

http://www.livingthelifefantastic.com/2013/10/31-days-to-peace-day-15-helping-children-with-anxiety-13-recommended-books/

College and Career Readiness

Being college and career ready is a focus for our school. Find resources here.

http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/awareness/Content.aspx


Partners

We work closely with several community partners to ensure that students and families have access to resources.

YMCA

YMCA

575 Lockwood Dr,

Ogden, UT 8440

(801) 839-3385

Family Counseling Service of No. Utah

Family Counseling Service of Northern Utah

3518 Washington Blvd.

Ogden, UT 84403

801-399-1600

Center for Grieving Children

Center For Grieving Children

1724 East 5600 south

South Ogden, UT

801-476-1127

Weber Human Services

Weber Human Services

237 26th Street

Ogden, UT 84401

801-625-3700

Child and Family Service of Utah

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