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About Us

Welcome to the School Counseling webpage. My name is Renae Butler, the School Counselor at William Winchester Elementary. This page will provide you an overview about the school counseling program and resources.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please feel free to call me at (410) 751-3230 or email at


Carroll County Public School Counselors facilitate the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. School Counselors are integral members of the instructional team. They directly impact student achievement by delivering comprehensive services that meet the needs of the 21st century school community.


Professional School Counselors are uniquely trained leaders who promote success for all students. They collaborate with school stakeholders using data-driven decisions to facilitate the success of the 21st century learner in an ever-changing society. As a result, the student will:

  • Achieve to his/her maximum potential
  • Demonstrate academic, career and personal/social problem-solving skills
  • Recognize and appreciate individual and cultural differences
  • Develop communication, citizenship and employability skills to make positive contributions to the community
  • Access human and technological resources for support and information

What is a School Counselor?

A School Counselor is a certified, trained, and caring professional who is available to work with all students, parents, staff members, and the community in order for every student to achieve academic and social success. The School Counseling program is delivered in 4 specific ways:

Classroom Counseling Curriculum- I teach classroom lesson to all students on topics such as social/emotional, academic, and career needs.

Individual Student Planning- assisting students with goal formation and planning (behavioral, academic, etc)

Responsive Services- meeting immediate student needs through counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, and peer mediation

System Support- school-wide program planning and implementation (PBIS, Student Support Team Meetings, School Improvement Team,  Check-In, Check-Out program, etc).

Parent Resources

Parent Toolkit K-12

American School Counselor Association

One Tough Job

Carroll County Youth Services Bureau

 Human Services Programs of Carroll County

Coping with Grief

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