Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work.

Jayne Garrett
Jayne Garrett
Guidance Counselor
Lura A. White Elementary

(978) 772-8600 ext.1104

Welcome to the Lura A. White School Counseling Department home page! We welcome you to view the information below and get up to date happenings on the most current school counseling news and events. We've also included links to helpful resources. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or ideas. We love hearing from you!

Lura A. White Counseling Department Vision Statement:

To be school counselors who assist in creating a school environment that is welcoming and safe and who help students acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills conducive to effective learning both in school and across their lifespan.

Lura A. White Counseling Department Mission Statement:

Lura A. White School Counseling Department will assist in helping to provide a school environment that helps students to recognize themselves as worthy and important members of a school community that promotes an understanding of empathy and kindness for each other while supporting student acquisition of developmental skills towards a vision to promote post secondary readiness and lifelong learning.

Second Step: Social Skills for Early Childhood

Below you will find a link to information on the Second Step program which school counselor Dr. Jayne Garrett implements in all preschool through grade 5 classrooms.

Each lesson is on a different topic involving the core curriculum themes of empathy training, problem solving, and conflict management. Extra help is available outside of school hours for students who are having difficulty with Second Step lessons or other classroom lessons taught by school counselors. Please contact your student's counselor if your student needs extra help.

If you are interested in learning more about Second Step, feel free to contact your child's school counselor.


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