Meet the Counselor
Welcome to all of our students and families. My name is Monique Osborne and I am the school counselor at Duke Elementary. I am very excited to be working with your children this year. I look forward to developing a positive relationship with the students and the community. As a school counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students. I look forward to offering support to the students, staff, families, and community. I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups during lunch, conducting classroom lessons, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers, staff and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all Duke students and families.
Elementary School Counseling Services
The school counseling program at Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School is designed to assist students in decision-making and to help each child appreciate their self-worth. The counselor facilitates daily and weekly lessons, which may include such topics as mindfulness, collaboration, conflict resolution, empathy, coping with change, goal setting, career exploration, perseverance, and middle school transition. Teachers, families, or students may make referrals for specific problems to the school counselor. The school counselor meets with new students entering our school to welcome and orient them to the school’s expectations and culture and helps coordinate our fifth graders’ transition to middle school through a family information night, registration information, and student visits to the middle school.