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Cherrington (M,W,F)

Whittier (T, TH)

A little bit about me

My name is Alisha Porter and I am the School Counselor at Cherrington and Whittier Elementary schools.  This is my first year working in the Westerville City School District and there is nowhere else I would rather be.  I graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a Bachelors degree in Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9 Language Arts and Social Studies).  I taught 6-8 grade Language Arts and Social Studies for three years before pursuing my Masters degree in School Counseling.  I enjoy spending time and making memories with family and friends.  I also love reading (Young Adult literature, Professional Development, and History), swimming, traveling (Chicago, D.C., London & York  England, and Orlando are some of my favorite places), sporting events (GO BUCKS and CAVS!!!),  and photography.

Being the School Counselor

My role as the School Counselor is to help meet the academic, career, and social/emotional needs of all students.  I can address these needs in various ways including:

*Individual & Small group counseling
*Classroom guidance lessons
*Provide resources and referrals to community agencies
*Consulting & collaborating with parents, staff, and administrators
*Family Engagement

Some of the most common issues that I address with elementary students include:

*Friendship & Social Skills
*Stress & Anger Management
*Grief & Loss
*Crisis Intervention


If you have any concerns or questions about your student(s) and/or school guidance services, please contact me at my information above.