Counselor's Corner

Meet our amazing Counselor Ms. Baskin, M. Ed.

My name is Maleita Baskin.  I am happy to introduce myself as the counselor at Jones Elementary School. 

        I grew up in Louisiana and Mississippi and attended Texas Southern University majoring in business.  However, business was not my true passion.  So, I went back to TSU and received my Masters in School and Community Counseling.  I spent eleven exciting years as a classroom teacher and have experience teaching 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th-grade students.  Although I spent the majority of my time teaching 2nd grade, I knew that it would be important as a counselor to experience working with students in testing grade levels as well. As a result, I spent two years teaching 4th-grade math and two years teaching 5th-grade math.

        I truly enjoy working with, getting to know, and encouraging all children to reach their full potential.  It is my calling and I work hard to meet the needs of our school to the best of my ability.

       Please do not hesitate to contact me for assistance.  Wishing everyone a great 2017-2018 school year!

Social Skills Calendar
  • August & September - Respect & Citizenship
  • October - Self Control/Self Discipline 
  • November - Courtesy
  • December - Honesty 
  • January - Responsibility 
  • February - Accepting Differences
  • March - Conflict Resolution
  • April - Perseverance
  • May/June - Safety 

Counselor's Role

The elementary school counselor provides academic and social counseling promoting healthy relationships with peers.  The counselor at this level is key in assisting students with identifying their own feelings as well as help students adjust to school.

Ways to see your counselor
  • Call or email for an appointment
  • Self-referral
  • Request from the counselor
  • Parent referral/request
  • Administrative referral
  • Teacher or other staff referral
  • Invitation to small group
  • Classroom Guidance

 Counselors Support:

  • Promoting positive attitudes
  • Discussing feelings and appropriate   communication
  • Meeting with children individually and in small groups
  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • Suggesting ways to  improve academic and behavioral performance 
  • Creating and reviewing current and post-secondary plans; career education
  • Gauging school climate and needs of student support on campus
  • Creating leadership development
  • Creating and monitoring behavioral management plans
  • Linking to community resources/agencies 
  • Evaluating peer relationships
  • Creating networking opportunities
  • Meeting with students; parents and/or facilitating parent-teacher conferences