Counseling Office

EFFIE SCHNEIDER

Effie Schneider

Degrees:
Bachelor in Social Psychology
Masters in Arts of Counseling

Meet the School Counselor Krueger Primary School

A Little About Me:

My name is Effie Schneider and I am thrilled to be the school counselor at Krueger Primary School! I have worked in education for 12 years, with the majority of my experience in lower elementary grades & special education. I am happily married to my husband, Chad, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force. He is now a PE Coach.  We have two grown children. Emily attends UTSA and Spencer attends Angelo State University. I share my home with two labradoodles named Atticus & Bandit, as well as a cat named Toby.

My philosophy is to empower students to become the best version of themselves. I believe when students develop socially and emotionally they will ultimately become successful in their academics. It is a true honor to be serving the community at Krueger Primary School.

Referrals to the counselor are based on individual needs, teacher, parent, and admin referrals. Please understand that my role on campus is as an encourager and problem solver. I am not a disciplinarian.

My Role:

Here are some of the ways I serve the school:

  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • Meet with individual and small groups
  • Lunch bunch meetings
  • Support school wide activities to encourage our 8 Keys of Excellence principles

Please feel free to reach out to me if you ever have any questions or concerns.  I am always happy to help.  I am easy to reach by email at eschneider@marionisd.net or by phone at 830-914-2803, ext. 1203.  Thank you and I look forward to a great school year!

Counseling program: As part of Marion ISD Comprehensive Counseling Program, school counselors are required to meet the needs of students under the following components:

Guidance Curriculum — Classroom lessons address important preventative and developmental topics, including kindness, conflict resolution, bullying, academic skills, personal safety, among others.  Topics are determined by needs assessment data and teacher input and meet both state and national standards.

Individual Planning — I am available to meet students individually to work on a goal to be more productive in class.

Consultation with parents and teachers is a critical part of the school counselor’s role in advocating for students and helping them succeed.  School counselors help locate community resources for parents in search of information or services to help their child at home.

Responsive Service — Students, teachers, parents, administrators may refer students to work with me. Many social and emotional skills are visited during individual or small group counseling sessions. Topics can vary but some of the more common topics are conflict mediation, friendships, lack of motivation, social skills and regulating their feelings.

Systems Support — This allows me to work with teachers and parents as I play the role of an advocate for the child. It is very important for your child to feel comfortable in class so they are ready to learn. I can also offer outside resources to help your child’s social and emotional well being.

School Supplies/Clothing:

Our school also helps provide school supplies for students in need.  From pencils to backpacks, we have a variety of supplies.  If you are in need of support please contact Mrs. Venslauskas:  svenslauskas@marionisd.net

Students will have the opportunity to eat with me during the school year. Lunch bunch meetings could be scheduled for various reasons, such as acclimating new students, helping to make friends, talk out a situation with peers, or as a reward.  The groups will be limited to 3 students per lunch period.

Individual counseling is offered on a short-term basis for a variety of student concerns that may be affecting students academically.  Students may see me for a variety of reasons including:

  • grades
  • conflict with friends
  • test anxiety
  • peer relationships
  • lack of motivation
  • bullying
  • conflict resolution
  • loss of a loved one or pet
  • changes in the family
  • study skills
  • stress
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