• School Counselor 101

    What does a school counselor do?

    As a school counselor, I provide:

    • Individual counseling
    • Group counseling
    • Classroom guidance

    How can a school counselor support students?

    A school counselor aims to help each child reach his or her full potential in three domains:

    • Social/emotional development
    • Academic development
    • Career development

    What  is the school counselor’s focus?

    As a school counselor, my goal is to create a meaningful educational experience for all students in a safe and supportive environment.

    How can my student access school counseling services?

    The school counselor works with all students in the building! Students can seek help from the counselor through teacher referrals, self-referrals, or parent referrals.

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Phone: 479-783-8048


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Ashley Nelson

I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I then decided I wanted to pursue a career in counseling. I moved to Arkansas to get my Master's Degree in School Counseling. I graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in December of 2015. This is my 2nd year as a school counselor at Spradling Elementary school. I love my job and I look forward to working with students every day.