School Counselor

A little about myself

Hello Bulldogs!  My name is Shannon Gerig aka Mrs. G, I am so excited to be a part of the Bulldog Nation! I have served in several different capacities over the years as a school counselor, care manager, care coordinator, PE teacher, coach and mentor.  When I am not serving others at work, I am serving my family at home. We enjoy the beach, camping, football, tennis, family game nights and just having fun.

Why I do what I do

From a young age, my dream was to be a school counselor. I wanted to help guide students in a positive way. I wanted them to know they always have someone on their side who believes in them. And I want them to know that dreams do come true, I am living my dream of being a School Counselor helping others.

Why would a student see a school counselor?

  1. Academic/Educational Counseling – Students sometimes have academic problems in areas including study habits, expectations, time management, organizational skills, and the level of the curriculum.  A counselor may assist students in exploring solutions to these and other academic problems.
  2. Career/Vocational CounselingFrom K-12 grade it’s important to explore, engage and empower students about what they enjoy in life. This will help guide them in their future plans. As a school counselor, along with teachers and other staff, we will engage your students in exploring different careers, colleges, vocational opportunities and much more to help them feel empowered and ready for the future.
  3. Personal/Social Counseling – A counselor may assist students to develop skills to interact more effectively with others, identify personal values, talents and interests and transition into and out of elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school. The counselor will also provide support and assistance to students and families in crisis and can provide referrals to outside agencies for more extensive assistance including counseling, evaluations or treatment.

 

 

If your student needs to see the counselor, they can fill out the referral form, ask their teacher to fill out a referral form, or you as the parent/guardian can fill out the form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since we are out of school due to the COVID-19, please see ways in which the student and/or parents/guardians can communicate with the School Counselor.

Email: sgerig@duggerunionschools.org

or Please fill out the form below and I will be in touch with you.