Dear Parents and Guardians, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Bethany Welch and this will be my second year at South Newton Elementary School as the Elementary School Counselor. I graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. I welcome this opportunity with great enthusiasm.
My goal is to work closely together so we can better serve the students. I strongly believe that all children should learn in an environment that meets their needs so they can succeed and achieve their maximum potential. I will advocate for your student in any way possible. It is my goal to provide a respectful and encouraging atmosphere to help each student excel in the challenges they face today and in the future.
My initial objective will be to meet with the students individually and in small groups later in the year. I would like to conduct some classroom guidance lessons on Anti-Bullying and what it means to be a Good Student and Friend while collaborating with teachers and staff.
I am excited to be a part of developing successful students with strong character and a respect for others. I have a strong passion for children and I am here to help them reach their academic, personal and social goals Any student can reach out to me or a teacher, administrator, or parent and guardian can refer them. Please feel free to stop by my office and say hello. I am looking forward to meeting you and your child. I invite you to email or call me if you have questions or just want to touch base. I am here to support you as parents and guardians as well as your children.