Hello, and welcome to my school website.
I grew up in Northern England and moved to the United States in my early 20's. Since moving to the States I have resided in Rhinelander, Little Chute & De Pere. I live with my wife, Nikki who is an Art teacher, and our 4 children, P.j., Beatrix, Finley and Ira. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing guitar, cooking, watching Rugby & Football and trying to stay in shape. Having retired from playing Rugby, I now enjoy biking, taking part in multi-sport events and have ambitions of completing some longer distance endurance events.
My duties here at O.H. Schultz are varied. As Guidance Counselor one of my primary roles is to present Guidance classes to all grades. We currently use the research based Second Step Program for the majority of my lessons, teaching essential learning skills, emotion recognition & management, along with problem solving. I also teach some Multiple Intelligence classes to 5th graders who are considering possible career paths.
Throughout the school year I offer small group counseling opportunities for students who may need support. Various topics can be covered, from essential learning skills, anxieties, social skills and family changes, to name just a few. I also see many students for 1:1 counseling sessions, which may range from one-time check-ins, occasional check-ins to regularly scheduled sessions to assist with a variety of home and/or school challenges or concerns. I like to use a variety of methods to assist students, including games, art therapy activities and play therapy activities.
Another aspect of my work here is to offer enrichment opportunities for students. This is an opportunity for myself too, to expand my own skill set and knowledge base while preparing and facilitating fun and interesting projects for students.
An integral part of school counseling is the analysis of data, and I enjoy being a part of two very dedicated and knowledgeable teams here at O.H.Schultz, the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)Team and the Response to Intervention Team. Both teams use student data to drive decisions in behavioral and academic arenas, promoting positive behaviors and strategically targeting areas of possible growth in academics.
Two extra curricula opportunities I present for students are Scrabble Club and Lego Club. These are fun ways to interact and learn with students outside of the regular classroom setting. I also get to indulge in two of my favorite games/toys!:0)
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