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Mrs.  Lisa  Vaught

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Upper Grades School Counselor for grades 3rd-5th


We have exciting news!  This year we have gained an additional counselor.  Mrs. Tracy Small is joining Chapel Hill as your child's lower grades counselor in grades K-2nd and I will be your child's upper grade counselor in grades 3rd-5th.

If I have not had the pleasure of meeting you please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Lisa Vaught and this is my twenty-first year at Chapel Hill Elementary School as your school counselor. I have lived in Douglas County most of my life and was a student in the Douglas County School System K-12th. Before coming back home to Douglas County I worked in Cobb County for four years as a Pre-K Resource Coordinator. My educational background includes a MEd in Counseling and Educational Psychology from University of West Georgia and a B.A. degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology and Criminal Justice. 


My desire as your child's school counselor is to assist your child in removing social and emotional barriers that that could impede their learning. I am here to help your child have the best school experience he/she can while at Chapel Hill Elementary. I look forward to meeting you and working with your children. If have any questions about the guidance program please feel free to contact me.



What is the Elementary Counseling and Guidance Program?

The elementary and guidance program is one piece of the total school program and compliments learning in the classroom. It is child-centered, preventive and developmental. The program encourages students' social, emotional and personal growth at each stage of their development. The purpose of counseling with students is to help maximize their potential and achieve academic success. The counseling and guidance program provides elementary students with assistance in:

Understanding the decision-making process.

Maintaining effective relationships with peers and adults.

Developing effective study skills.

Being prepared to make the transition to the next grade and middle school.

Gaining an understanding of the world of work.



How does the elementary school counseling program work and what are the benefits for students?

Students are seen individually and in the small group setting when requested and determined appropriate. It is short-term, voluntary and confidential. Parental notification is given in the event that your child has been recommended for small group. Students are seen by the counselor when: parents, teachers/staff or administrators request for them to be seen by the counselor. Third - Fifth grade students can also refer themselves by filling out a Just Ask... form located in the box outside of the Guidance classroom (Rm. 301). The school counselor helps students become motivated learners and encourages them to discuss concerns with their parents. When students work through their emotional issues, with the help of their parents and counselor, they are able to devote attention and energy to the intellectual tasks at school.