East Woods Elementary Guidance & Counseling


Welcome to the Guidance Office
Mrs. Colleen (Kelly) Eidson, Guidance Counselor

     Hello, my name is Kelly Eidson, and I am the Guidance Counselor for both the 4th and 5th grades here at East Woods.   I am originally from Auburn, New York, which is located on Owasco Lake in the Finger Lakes Region.  I received my Bachelor's degree from Kent State University in Special Education for students with behavior disorders and learning disabilities, and I received my Masters degree in Counseling from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.  I taught in the field of Special Education for the first 13 years of my career in the states of Ohio, Tennessee and New York from preschool through 12th grade.   I have been a Guidance Counselor for the past 18 years, here at East Woods. 
   
     Getting to know your child is the most exciting part of my job.  I get to meet all of the students at the beginning of the year through visiting each classroom.  Students can contact me individually, by either using the Guidance Box located in the library, or by stopping by my office.  The Friends Group and the Changing Families Group are two groups that are offered each semester to all of the students in both 4th and 5th grade.  These groups are designed to help all children learn about personal strengths, establish effective peer relationships, develop coping strategies for home, and develop problem solving skills in related areas.  Both of these groups run for about 6-8 weeks, and are led by myself or another trained staff member that has been trained in the group process.

      Parent communication is important to me, and to East Woods.  If you see undue worry, frustration, anxiety or unusual behavior changes, or, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at (330)653-1251.  Together we can work through any concerns to help your child.



 
 

 


For questions regarding this page, please contact Mrs. Eidson