School Counselor

Meet Our School Counselor

                    Dawn Powell

Hello!  My name is Dawn Powell.  I am the School Counselor for Crosswell Elementary School. This is my 22nd year of teaching and my 9th year as a counselor. I have experience working with students with special needs in both Greenville and Pickens County at both the elementary and middle school level. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Winthrop University and a Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from Clemson University. I look forward to getting to know each of you as we help each child succeed at Crosswell Elementary. I can be reached by phone or email. Please let me know if I can be of assistance. 

I utilize the four components of the South Carolina Comprehensive School Guidance Program at Crosswell Elementary.  These components are:

*Classroom Guidance

*Individual Planning

*Responsive Services

*System Support

Some of the services I provide include the following:

Individual Counseling - Counseling, instead of therapy, is provided in the school setting.  Counseling addresses preventative, developmental, and conscious concerns.  Counseling assists with educational, career, social, personal, and decision-making problems.

Classroom Guidance - I do lessons with all students to help them develop good social, emotional, and decision-making skills. These lessons incorporate important guidance themes such as social skills, study skills, diversity, anger management, etc... along with our character word of the month. 

Consultation - I consult with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and outside agencies in order to provide the best educational experience for our students. 

Small Group Counseling - Group counseling allows the focus to be on students' needs while providing interactions and peer support.  Groups include developmental/preventative groups and special-concern groups.