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Hello Asbury families!

My name is Shelby Smith, and I am the new School Counselor at Asbury Elementary. Though I am new to Asbury, I am not new to Groveport Madison Schools. I had the honor of interning at Middle School Central last year, and I’m excited to transition to the primary level. I come to Asbury with a wealth of knowledge. I graduated with my B.S. in Psychology and Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University in 2019 and my M.A. in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University this past May. I am excited to begin working with your children and find new ways to continue supporting you! As a school counselor, I provide various services to meet children’s academic, social, and emotional needs. These services include individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling, monthly classroom guidance lessons focused on socio-emotional learning, and coordinating student 504 plans. I also work closely with other support staff, such as our school Social Worker, Lakiesha Sweeney, to provide the best care and support to meet the needs of students. Additionally, part of my job involves consulting with parents/guardians, caregivers, and teachers to brainstorm ways to overcome barriers and find the best means to help students be successful. Overall, I advocate for ALL students by providing support to help them reach their highest potential.


If you have any questions about me and my role, or if there are ways I can better support you or your student, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected].


Confidentiality Statement

School counselors respect the right to confidentiality of students, teachers, parents and staff. Disclosures of abuse and/or imminent danger to self or others are reported to the appropriate agency in accordance with the law. Situations jeopardizing student safety, including incidents of abuse, imminent danger to self or others, bullying and sexual harassment are reported to the building administration in accordance with school policy.

Helpful Information

Shelby Smith, School Counselor
Lakiesha Sweeney, School Social Worker
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