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Spofford, Emily

Email: emily.spofford@spps.org

Phone: 651-744-7257

Qualifications: - B.A. Psychology and Human Services from University of Minnesota - Morris - M.S. Counseling from University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Ms. Emily Spofford

Hi Farnsworth Students and Families!

This is my third year at Farnsworth and I absolutely love being a part of this strong community! This year, my time will be split between Farnsworth and Groveland Park elementary school. I will be at Farnsworth on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Friday and will primarily be working with Ms. Tschida and Mr. Wangen's 1st grade classrooms and all of the 2nd grade students. 

I graduated from University of Minnesota - Morris with a bachelor's degree in psychology and human services and received my master's degree in education - counseling from University of Wisconsin - River Falls. I am passionate about mental health and helping students with their academic, social/emotional, and career development needs. As a school counselor, I aspire to make a holistic difference by building positive relationships, fostering opportunities for growth, and meeting all students where they are at. In my spare time I love to travel, play and sing music, and spend time outdoors.

I am excited for another school year! Please reach out if you have any questions :)

COUNSELING MISSION AND VISION: 

Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 Counseling Vision:

As Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 students graduate from high school, they will feel valued, respected, and celebrated for the diversity of talents, gifts, backgrounds, and cultures they bring to the community; will be collaborative and curious critical thinkers in literacy and STEAM; and will have the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century and a plan for their future postsecondary and career paths.

Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 Counseling Mission:

The Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 School Counseling Program will support the academic, social/emotional, and college/career development of students through comprehensive, data-driven, and culturally relevant services that promote equity, access, and success for all students, in order that they will grow to be lifelong learners and productive citizens that pursue their dreams and change the world.

Saint Paul School Counselors promote the social/emotional, career, and academic growth and development of PreK-12 students.

Our school counseling program curriculum is a standards-based, integrated component of the education agenda of the school. Comprehensive school counseling programs, designed to meet the needs of all students are a collaborative effort. Specifically, school counselors engage a multitude of stakeholders (i.e., parents, teachers, administrators, students and community partners) to support student success.

What do Licensed School Counselors do?

  • Teach the counseling curriculum to students and staff
  • Consult with parents, teachers and other staff to address students' needs
  • Collaborate with community partnerships and direct families to resources that will benefit students
  • Teach, monitor and plan interventions for increased achievement of all students K-12
  • Provide leadership to accomplish the school's improvement plan and district's mission
  • Counsel individuals and small groups of students to meet identified needs

Links:

SPPS Counseling Department

Dual Credit Options (earn college credit in high school!)

American School Counselor Association