MEET THE COUNSELORBrenda D. Walker(314) 533-2750
Hello! My name is Brenda Walker and I am your child’s School Counselor. I am proud to be a part of the wonderful and dedicated staff here at Columbia Elementary and absolutely enjoy working with the students and watching them excel. I have worked at Columbia as a School Counselor for 3 years and have been a counselor with SLPS for 21 years. I have an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Truman University in Kirksville, MO. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Family Counseling from the University of Missouri St. Louis and later went on to obtain my Master’s Degree and Certification in Elementary and Middle School Counseling. I am also very proud to be a wife and mother.
My job as a School Counselor is to help students thrive in the educational setting by helping them to overcome any barriers that keep them from learning. I am available to assist your child in areas such as conflict resolution, bullying, decision making skills, study skills, respect for others, building self esteem and much more. Depending on the need, I meet individually with your child and/or in a small group as well as in the classroom. I am also here to help with academic concerns.
If you have any concerns about your child and feel they might benefit from seeing the counselor, please feel free to contact me during the school day. I am at Columbia all day on Monday through Friday. I look forward to working with you and your child!
PLEASE BE SAFE DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19 AND KNOW THAT WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER. BELOW ARE SOME HELPUL RESOURCES:
STORY TELLING ABOUT COVID: youtube/Ogu0vjv-E44
STRESS REDUCTION: www.123wellness.org
STORIES ON LINE: www.storylineonline.net
CRISIS CARE CALL: BHR 314-469-6644 (Severe stress, Suicide, Resources)