• At Groves Elementary, our students will benefit from our comprehensive counseling program through a variety of activities such as personalized meetings with the counselor, classroom guidance lessons, social-emotional learning activities, Red Ribbon Week, responsive services (small group and individual counseling opportunities), and career development activities. We are both here to serve all students.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further support for your child(ren) or your family.

    It is our hope that this school year will be full of positive and successful experiences for all students.
    Ashley Frutos and Andrea Jean

    Ashley Smith-Frutos
    Grades: K,2,4    
    Andrea Jean
    Grades: 1,3,5

    The Counselor's role is to ensure the success of our campus and students by: ​
    • Managing the comprehensive counseling program

    • Providing Social Emotional Learning lessons through our guidance curriculum Great 8 Skills for Life:

      • 2022-2023 Self Awareness, Personal Responsibility, Decision Making, and Social Awareness

      • 2023-2024 Optimistic Thinking, Self Management, Goal-Directed Behavior, and Relationship Skills

    • The counselor provides quarterly guidance lessons and provides the teachers with daily Den Time Lessons to reinforce the guidance curriculum. 
    • Counseling all students in need individually and in small groups

    • Consulting & coordinating resources/programs appropriate for our families through the community and district

    We lead, manage, & advocate by planning, implementing, and evaluating our program to ensure that our program is data-driven and evolving with campus needs. We communicate the components and advocate through:

    • Weekly Leadership Meetings

    • Quarterly Counseling Advisory Meetings 

    • Quarterly newsletters

    • Staff Professional Development 

    • Members of TSCA. 

    We advocate for students by: 

    • Consulting with stakeholders and coordinating appropriate resources 

    • An inclusive environment through Daily Den Time that supports our campus Positive Behavior Incentives System and No Place for Hate program

    • Yearly Individual Planning sessions for all students to determine goals, strengths, and coordinate resources if necessary