The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept, feelings of competence and confidence as learners, decision making skills, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family.
St. Thomas More partners with Social Grace, LLC to help our students achieve academic success and develop social-emotional skills. These include building social or executive function skills and improving academic performance. Social Grace specializes in working with tweens, teens, young adults, adults and families. Its areas of expertise are in ADD/ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, 2e, social/emotional delays, trauma, major life adjustments and transition services.
The role of our guidance office is as follows:
- to consult with teachers about building classroom connections, effective classroom management and the role of noncognitive factors in student success
- to consult with the school principal to identify and resolve student issues, needs and problems
- to advocate for students at individual student-focused meetings
- to make referrals for long-term support
Email: [email protected]
A little bit about Mrs. Chloe Jones-Washington
I am native of Baltimore, MD. I completed my Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees in Social Work from Salisbury University. I am an Executive Function Coach at Social Grace, LLC and I work with neurodiversity clientele. I have the assignment of teaching my client's organization, time management, interviewing, and social skills. I also had experience leading group sessions on emotional and social skills building with middle, high school, and young adult students.
I enjoy traveling and trying new foods. In 2018, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. In the future, I hope to travel across the country.
I look forward to meeting you! I hope everyone has an awesome school year. The best way to contact me is via email [email protected]