Hello! My name is Ms. Carroll and I’m lucky to serve as School Counselor at Armstrong School for the Arts! I provide individual, small group, and classroom guidance sessions and support students in their social-emotional development. I love sharing coping skills with students and empowering them to make better choices or explore their emotions in a healthy way! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
Armstrong School Counseling Mission Statement
The Armstrong Elementary School Counseling Program will work to meet the needs of all individual students through quality instruction to pursue academic and artistic excellence by focusing on the student’s social, emotional, career needs and well-being. As a school counselor, I will strive to ensure a safe, effective, and responsive learning environment to address the needs of all students.
Armstrong Vision Statement
Within this department we are to act as student advocates, and partners in their academic, social, and emotional progress. We will collaborate to foster development of positive relationships with parents, students, staff, stakeholders, and community members.
Armstrong School for the Arts celebrated Red Ribbon Week 2019 with related guidance lessons, collaborative art projects, spirit days, and culminating in a gallery walk. The theme was, "My Life is a Masterpiece so I’m Staying Drug Free." During the gallery walk, students had the opportunity to explore each grade’s collaborative art pieces, and participate in interactive stations and activities throughout the room.
We're happy to partner with Hampton University's G.I.R.L.S. group to provide mentorship and curriculum extension activities for our students. Unfortunately due to COVID, we were unable to offer this opportunity during the 2020-21 school year. Armstrong hopes to continue the program this year with 5th grade students. The program allows our students to learn more about their post-secondary educational options as well as foster a sense of community and experience for our students.
Through the Hampton Education Foundation, Armstrong received grant funding to complete Mindfulness Centers in the Classroom! Students had the opportunity to explore popular coping skills like yoga, breathing exercises, coloring, tactile items (kinetic sand, play-doh, and Orbeez), journaling, and sound machines. Students got to determine which skills would calm them when feeling overwhelmed, and learned by doing!