As your counselor, my goal is to support the academic success of all students.  I work with students to assist them with academic, career, personal, social, and emotional concerns.  I also work with students and families to support students in any way ranging from behavior concerns, communicating with outside therapists and agencies, and successfully transitioning our students on to middle school and beyond.

Students can come by anytime to see me to make an appointment or drop in if I'm available.  Parents and guardians, please feel free to call or email if you have any questions, or concerns, or would like to set up a time to meet to discuss your student.

- Alexis Johnson, Your Waverly Elementary School Counselor 


I am here to help! Here are some services offered by the counselor:

  • Assistance with Organization
  • Short-term Individual Counseling
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Parent Meetings on Request
  • Small/Large Group Lessons
  • Classroom Lessons
  • Crisis screening and response
  • Restorative justice sessions
  • Anger and anxiety de-escalation
  • Peer-to-peer conflict resolution
  • Career exploration


What Do School Counselors Do?

School counselors work collaboratively with ALL students, parents, teachers, administrators, and local community agencies to help students with their academic success. School Counselors provide individual counseling, group counseling, and classroom lessons to students throughout the year. School counselors work on three domains with students, Academic, Career, and Social/Personal. School Counselors build comprehensive school counseling programs and curricula that are developed around each school’s specific needs. The School Counselor's role is to support the academic development of students which can mean identifying social and emotional issues that get in the way of academic success. School counselors work with students on issues that may impede their ability to be successful in classrooms. There are limits to what school counselors do. School counselors are not therapists and do not provide ongoing therapy. When ongoing therapy is needed, counselors work collaboratively with parents to meet student’s needs.


Student Referrals

If Students would like to meet with me they may drop a slip in my lock box located outside my door, this box is checked each morning and afternoon. They may also ask any teacher or staff member throughout the day to come to the office to see me.

If teachers are concerned about a student, they can e-mail, call, or meet with me to refer a student.

If a parent has concerns and would like to meet regarding their child, they may call, e-mail, or set up a time to meet with me during my office hours.