School Counselor

Meet Our School Counselor

                    Dawn Powell

Hello! My name is Dawn Powell. I am a native of Easley, South Carolina for my entire life. I love the Easley community and am so happy to be the School Counselor at Crosswell Elementary in my hometown. This is my 26th year as an educator and my 5th year at Crosswell. I graduated from Winthrop University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and I graduated in 2004 with a Master of Education degree in School Counseling.  I taught students with learning disabilities for 13 years prior to becoming a School Counselor in 2008.
I look forward to getting to know each of you as we help each child succeed at Crosswell Elementary.

864-397-1600 ext 1604
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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.