Mrs. Dara Creech
277 Hall Road
Thomasville, GA 31757
Welcome to Garrison Pilcher's Counselor's Corner! My name is Dara Creech, and I serve as your child's school counselor. I have enjoyed getting to know each of your children through my monthly visits to your child's classroom.
Our school year took a big turn on March 13th when we began distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a steep learning curve for our learners, educators, and parents (myself included) as we transitioned almost overnight.
Counseling and guidance is an integral part of the total education program at Thomas County Elementary Schools. The counseling program supports the elementary school mission through services and activities designed to nurture the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for lifelong learning and success.
The professional school counselors at Thomas County Elementary Schools strive to promote and enhance the learning process for all students. This mission is accomplished through implementation of school counseling programs developed based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.
I want to continue to be an integral part of your child's education. Please reach out to me for any support your child may need.
SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY:
-All students can be successful learners
-Every student can develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to succed in life
-All students have a right to feel safe at school AND a responsibility to help make the school a safe place
-Every student deserves support and guidance in developing goals for success
-All students deserve to understand the relevancy of their education
-Respect, courtesy, and compassion among students and staff is highly valuable
As Professional School Counselors,
-Plan, organize, and implement programs to promote successful learning in a safe, inclusive environment
-Use data to monitor student progress, guide program decisions, and seek improvement each year
-Design, deliver, and manage a comprehensive school counseling program that aligns with ASCA National Standards
-Abide by Ethical Standards for School Counselors
-Participate in professional development activities essential to maintaining a quality School Counseling Program