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Elba High School Guidance Department

Buffy Lusk, Ed.S, NCC, NCSC, EHS Counselor

371 Tiger Drive, Elba, Al 36323

Phone 334-897-2266 Fax 334-897-5106

blusk@elbaed.com

http://www.elbaed.com

 

The mission of the EHS Guidance Counseling Program is to work with the faculty, students, parents, and the community to facilitate success in the lives of each individual student in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. Students’ needs are met through educational/career planning, prevention, crisis intervention, individual and group guidance counseling that produces responsible graduates.

One Team…One Goal…Excellence!

 

All About Me!

I’m Buffy Lusk, the Guidance Counselor at EHS.  I have 23 years in education, 17 years as a school counselor.  I received my Bachelors Degree from Ole Miss, my Masters and Specialist Degrees from Mississippi College. I am a National Certified Counselor, a National Certified School Counselor, and I am a certified Reality Therapist.  Clif Lusk and I have been married for 22 years.  We have four children: Clifton, Caitie, Mary Lacy, and May Morgan Lusk. In my spare time, I teach gymnastics and dance   at Wiregrass Dance in Elba. I look forward to serving your counseling needs!

 

Academic Development

-  Motivation & goal setting

-  Decision-making , problem solving  skills

-  Course advisement, yearly progression/credits

-  Study skills & development of lifelong learning habits

-  Dual Enrollment

-   Financial Aid & scholarship information

-  Test data analysis

-  School  improvement planning

 

Personal/Social Development

 -  Stress

-  Family issues

-  Abuse

-  Relationship concerns

-  School related concerns: tardiness, truancy, dropout prevention, & behavior

-  Parent education

-  Community outreach

-  Teacher/administrator consultation

-  Academic concerns

 

Career Development

 -  Kuder  Career assessment, four year planning, and development

-  ASVAB testing

-  Career Directions  training

-  Awareness of educational opportunities

-  Awareness of career/technical training opportunities

-  Recruiter  & community visitors

 

 

How can the counselor help parents?

-  Register a student

-  Student Achievement concerns

-  College & Career Information

-  Scholarship Information

-  Test interpretation

-  Discuss any needs of their child

-  Academic Planning

-  Family difficulties and concerns

 

Parents can contact me by calling the school to set up a phone conference

or a school visit.

 

How does a student

see the counselor?

-  Self-referral

-  Request of a teacher or other staff referral

-  Parent referral

-  Administrative referral

-  Friend referral

-  Request of a counselor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For scholarship and other information visit Mrs. Lusk's page on