About Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. This is her seventh year at Lincoln. She is the 2017 Oklahoma School Counselor Association Emerging Leader and the 2021 Oklahoma School Counselor of the Year. She is married with two awesome sons. She loves Harry Potter and has played soccer all of her life. She is proud to be a Lincoln Lion!
We are thrilled to announce that the Lincoln Elementary school counseling program has been designated as a RAMP school! The RAMP acronym stands for Recognized ASCA Model Program and is given to school counseling programs that showcase a data-driven, comprehensive model that has been proven by research to be best practice. Lincoln is only the third program in the state to achieve this designation.
The school counseling program addresses the areas of academic achievement, career awareness, and social-emotional learning.
Every Lincoln Elementary student will be equipped with the skill sets that empower them to pursue their passions and limitless potential. They will be growth-minded, optimistic, creative problem-solvers and lifelong learners. They will maintain meaningful and healthy relationships while being inclusive citizens that celebrate diversity and are intentional about demonstrating kindness to others. They will be an asset to their workforce and engaged members of their communities.
The mission of the Lincoln Elementary’s School Counseling Program is to provide equitable access to data-driven, evidence-based, comprehensive school counseling activities and interventions that inspire lifelong learning, curiosity, and prepare all students to achieve their full potential.
The Lincoln school counselors believe that:
1. Every student is unique and can achieve success.
2. Every student deserves a community that honors each voice and provides them with rich opportunities to grow and develop their potential.
3. Every student can be culturally competent and welcoming of diversity.
4. Every student has the right to a developmentally appropriate, comprehensive school counseling program provided by a certified school counselor.
The Lincoln school counseling program should:
1. be a collaborative effort between the school counselor, school administrator, teachers, and parents; and it is most successful when all of these stakeholders work together for the benefit of students.
2. aid student success by advocating for appropriate and timely supports.
3. create positive interactions among students, staff, and community by fostering an inclusive environment of equity and trust and by supporting and modeling restorative practices.
4. use data to identify students who are at risk and provide supports to close the achievement gap and lead them to successful outcomes.
5. take appropriate steps to instill a college and career ready mindset.