Tamara Claverie,
M.S., NCC, LPC
Director of Counseling
(504) 891-5509


Counseling

Our school counselor provides support to all students, families and faculty. Brief counseling for individuals and small groups are offered as needed as well as assessments of situations and referrals to outside mental health support. Group counseling is typically offered during lunch periods to deal with various issues, such as self-esteem, anxiety, friendship, social skills, coping skills and divorce. In addition to being a therapeutic resource, the school counselor directs the life skills and advisor programs for lower and middle school students.

Life Skills 

Click here for this week's Life Skills Newsletter

Facilitated by the school counselor, life skills classes are built into the schedule for students in first through eighth grades. Topics that are discussed in life skills, at age appropriate levels, include but are not limited to the following:

Feelings Telling vs. Tattling
Being Healthy
Communication
Empathy
Problem Solving
Teasing/Bullying Puberty/Adolescence
Friendship Coping Skills
Character Development Human Sexuality
Similarities/Differences
Self-Esteem
Drug Education/Awareness Body Image
Diversity Getting Along
Peer Pressure Internet Safety


Advisor Program

The advisor program is offered to all students in fifth through eighth grades. Students are divided into small, same sex groups and meet with a faculty facilitator weekly. They are encouraged to participate in an open dialog with their group and leader through guided discussion topics.

The goal of our advisor program is to enhance the moral and character development of our middle school students. We strive to accomplish this not only through discussing values but by learning how to put them into practice within our school and neighboring communities.


Bully-Free Zone Pledge

As St. George's citizens, our students demonstrate integrity, perseverance, compassion and respect. To keep our school safe, friendly and bully-free, all students pledge to:
  1. Speak up. Tell the bully to stop and ask for help when needed.
  2. Reach out. Be a buddy, not a bully or bystander.
  3. Be KIND, RESPECTFUL and FRIENDLY to everyone!
Download the Student Code of Conduct


No Place for Hate

St. George's is recognized as a "No Place for Hate School" by the Anti-Defamation League for our efforts to keep our school a respectful environment for all.

Student Support: A Bulletin of the New Orleans Independent School Counselors' Collaborative

Please click HERE to read the second issue of Student Support: A Bulletin of the New Orleans Independent School Counselors' Collaborative. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, please reach out to Tamara Claverie.