Mrs. Shannon Stokes

Phone: 610-797-1688 ext 5503

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English M. Ed. Counselor Education

Mrs. Shannon Stokes

School counselors work with students in all grade levels to ensure that they are safe, happy, and confident so that they can reach their highest potential. I will be working with every student in the classroom setting, and additionally working with some children individually and/or in small groups.

This year I will be coming in to your child’s classroom to deliver monthly developmental guidance lessons on topics such as study skills, career awareness, making friends, identifying feelings, respecting personal space, and solving problems. Additionally I will be working with students one-on-one on an as needed basis. Students can refer themselves if they find the need to talk to a trusted adult in the building. Teachers and parents can also refer students whom they think could benefit from short term counseling services for a variety of reasons. Examples of this could include changes at home, difficulty getting along with peers, or learning to manage frustration. Community referrals can be made for students who may require more intensive long term counseling interventions.

Finally, I will be providing opportunities for some students to work with me in a small group setting during their lunch period. These short term “friendship lunch bunches” will allow students to get to know one another better. They may include topics designed around an area of growth or need. If you are interested in your child potentially participating in a small group this year, please fill out the lunch bunch interest form. I will then be in contact with you if there is a lunch group running that your child can take part in.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via phone or e-mail if you have any questions about the counseling program. I can be reached at (610)-797-1688 ext. 5503 or sstokes@salisburysd.org. I look forward to meeting and working with every student and family at Western Salisbury!

Shannon Stokes, M. Ed.