Lower School Counselor
Mrs. Belsher is passionate about looking at the whole child as well as partnering with parents/families and teachers to set the students up for maximum success.
Mrs. Belsher spends her days soaking up the energy and enthusiasm of our Lower School students in the classroom, on the playground, and individually in her office. Her child-centered approach to observation, assessment, and intervention allows her to meet each student's needs while prioritizing communication with teachers and parents in order to support the whole child. She has been working in independent schools for over 15 years and loves the way they create a true partnership between home and school. Mrs. Belsher works closely with the teachers to promote early identification of social/emotional/behavioral concerns in order to create an effective treatment plan that supports the learning of the child as an individual and as a member of a classroom community. Mrs. Belsher also teaches semi-monthly social emotional lessons in each classroom with a focus on emotion regulation, empathy, kindness, friendship, anatomy of the brain, perspective taking, and so much more.