Karen Newsome » Hello!


My name is Karen Newsome, and I am the School Counselor for grades K through 2nd here at Hardeeville Elementary School. I have the joy of working with students through classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling (see below).  I also collaborate with school staff and parents in order to best meet the needs of our students, and I look forward to working with all involved to help all students reach his or her highest potential. 

Elementary School Counselors provide the following services to all students:


Classroom Guidance Lessons 
I visit each classroom multiple times throughout the school year and have the chance to interact with every student during these lessons.  Lessons typically last 30 minutes in length and cover topics such as school readiness skills, understanding feelings of self and others, problem-solving skills, friendship skills, and study skills. 

Small Group Counseling 
 A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who are coping with similar life situations.  Groups can have anywhere from 3-12 members and usually meet once a week for several weeks. 

Individual Counseling 
 Some students can benefit from one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges.