Mr. Gary Ingle
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Phone: 480-472-1957

This year I am at both Mendoza and Crismon schools. My schedule this year will be Mendoza Tuesday, Thursday  and every other Friday. Crismon I will be Monday, Wed. and every other Friday.

Elementary school counselors are specialists in child growth and development who usually have a strong background in the behavioral sciences and human relations. They also possess a knowledge of the elementary school program which includes the curriculum, the learning process and school organization. All student support service workers address important needs- the school counselor is primarily concerned with the application of development principles in the school through counseling, consultation and coordination.

The elementary school counselor believes:

  • Children have dignity and worth as human beings.
  • Children learn best when they feel good about themselves and their relationships with others.
  • Children who understand their feelings are better able to control their behavior.
  • Attitudes formed during elementary school shape future attitudes toward learning, self, and society.

Services provided by elementary school counselors:

  • Consulting with teachers, parents, administrators, students, and others.
  • Listening in an effort to resolve conflicts.
  • Helping parents understand how to help their children.
  • Referring students to outside referral agencies when appropriate.
  • Consulting with other school professionals regarding curriculum decisions.
  • Explaining test results to help students and parents understand and use the information appropriately.
  • Helping students learn responsibility by becoming aware of the consequences of their behavior