Counselor's Message

  • Message from the Counselor
    My name is Amy Decker. I am the Guidance Counselor at Southgate Elementary.  I look forward to getting to know each of you. It is my responsibility to be available for students, parents and teachers.  My goal is to empower each of our students to be the best that they can be, by giving them skills to build relationships, develop and grow academically, and coping skills for dealing with the day to day issues that face our children.
    What does the school counselor do: 

    *Classroom Guidance
    *Individual counseling
    *Small group counseling
    *Red Ribbon Week lessons and activities
    *State testing coordinator

    I hope to visit each classroom twice a month for Guidance, some of the topics we will be covering are:
    • Bullying
    • Team Building
    • Kindness
    • Drug and alcohol prevention
    • Internet safety
    How does a student see the counselor?
    *Teacher referral
    *Parent referral
    *Administrative referral
    Please do not hesitate to contact me, you may email me at or call 735.4480
    Southgate-Rippetoe Counselor
    Amy Decker