Naomi Fant, Counselor
Mrs. Naomi Fant- Ivory, School
It's great to be back for another year supporting students,
teachers and families academically, socially and emotionally. My
name is Naomi Fant-Ivory and I will be your child's school
counselor. I am available daily to help students, parents and
I will provide a number of different services to support
students throughout the school year.
- Classroom Guidance- I will be conducting class
guidance lessons in grades K-8 that address social emotional
skills, academic success and careers.
- Small group counseling- groups run about 3
times each year and may include topics such as social skills,
changing families, anxiety, and school success.
- Individual counseling- Please be aware of my
respect for confidentiality in dealing with any issues that arise
during the school year.
- Support to parents and teachers
Each month we will have a different character education word.
The month of August the words were respect, responsible and safe.
The word for September is Self- Control.
I hope we can work together to make this year great.
I am available to students, parents and teachers Monday
- Friday 8:00 -4:00
Tips for Starting the School
Responsible is a learned behavior! It takes time to teach
responsibility and it requires time to teach. With practice and
clear expectations, you can teach your child to become a
responsible learner. Here are some examples for ways you can teach
your child to be a responsible learner:
- Get lots of rest - Setting up a regular
bedtime and wake-up routine will help cut down on stress and is
crucial to prepare your child for success.
- Talk about it - Talk to your child about why
school is important. The more you show how much you value
education, the more your child will see the importance of making
school a priority.
- Involve your child in daily routines - Let
your child pick out his or her clothing the night before, choose
the spot for the backpack, or help make lunch for the next day.
Giving your child small things to be responsible for now will help
him or her become more independent later!
- Set a regular schedule for completing homework
- Helping your child with homework and making it a priority is an
effective way to show interest in what he or she is learning at
- Communicate - Talk to your child's teacher to
alert him or her about any changes that may impact your child at
school. The teacher can also alert you to anything that may be
happening with your child!
The counseling department at
Inverness Elementary School provides a comprehensive
and global school counseling program, focusing on
academic, personal/social and career development within a safe,
supportive, caring and nurturing environment, so that all children
achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives
as responsible members of society.
of terrific globally-minded learners.
We will kick off our
Anti-Bullying Rally on Thursday September 15, 2016
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive
behavior among school aged children that involves a real or
perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the
potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such
as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically
or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Guidance and Counseling
Intro to counselors (present a presentation of the
Conduct a needs assessment with student, faculty and
Program services for the year based on the school's need.
School Supplies Committee meetings
Parent education Data Analysis (needs assessments)
Consultations- Grade level and counselor
Work with faculty to plan for the year. Participate
in professional development.
Crisis counseling Small Group
Register new students
Registration of returning students
Set up Counseling log
District Professional development
School level Professional