We are glad you are here! We are your School Counselors, Lori Mathews and Jodie Damrauer. First, we would like to share a little about our backgrounds. We work collaboratively to support our students and look forward to working with you!
I am Lori Mathews,counselor for tracks 1 & 2 (right). I have worked as a school counselor in Wake County for 11 years. I moved here 13 years ago from Tennessee and love calling Cary, NC home. I have a daughter in high school and she will also be a gator this year at the new Green Level HS. I am super excited to start my 2nd year at ARES and am honored to be a part of the Gator Community! I am Jodie Damrauer, counselor for tracks 3 & 4 (left). I am a National Board Certified School Counselor. Originally from Ohio, I have lived in NC for about 10 years and love it here. I have 2 children, one which is starting Kindergarten and a 2 year old. I have been at ARES since 2012 and love being a part of the Alston Ridge community. We are excited about the 2019-2020 school year and look forward to working with all our gators this year! Please follow us on Twitter @ARECounselors
If we can be of any assistance to you, please feel free to contact us!
1. Short term individual and possible small group counseling. Typically, we will see a student 4 times about a particular problem. We will coordinate good times with your child’s teacher to pull them for counseling.
2. Rotational classroom guidance lessons. Some topics include problem solving skills, how to resist bullies, self-esteem, and academic success.
3. We will work collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to help students who may be struggling with behavior, emotional, and/or academic concerns.
4. We help to coordinate referrals to outside agencies for parents.
This website has been created to provide information for our school community to learn more about the counseling curriculum and services available at our school. Explore under the "Home" link to find general information about the program and elementary counselors. Additional tabs include information about specific programs, referral information, and resources that may be helpful for students and parents. By clicking the "Alston Ridge Home" tab you will be taken back to the main Alston Ridge website.
Communication between school counselors and parents is vital. If you have a concern about your child, you may call, email, and/or leave us a note. We will usually respond within two school days to discuss your concerns. If you have any questions about our counseling program, please email, call or visit the counseling website for updated information. We look forward to working with you in the coming year to help your child have a successful experience at Alston Ridge Elementary.
Jodie Damrauer, M.Ed., NCSC (Tracks 3 and 4) School Counselor email@example.com Monday-Friday until 2:15 (919) 544-2474 ext. 20153
Lori Mathews. (Tracks 1 and 2) School Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org Monday-Friday (919) 544-2474 ext. 20152