Photo courtesy of Elizabeth MooreMonica Roscoe, Ed.S.
Welcome, Paxson Panthers!
I am honored to be a school counselor at Paxson Elementary. This year, Clare Maguire will join me on Fridays as a school counselor. In addition, Kate Spencer is our new Behavioral Interventionist. We know that COVID creates a lot of stress for all of us. Our growing mental health team will provide Paxson students with lots of professional and skilled support. Feel free to reach out to any of us for assistance.
A little bit about me. I was born in Iowa on a farm. I loved chasing fireflies and going to the woods as a child. I still love being outside as an adult. I have a wonderful family to explore with, and I feel lucky to live and work in Montana.
Currently I teach weekly classes to Kindergarten, bi-weekly classes for 2-3rd graders, and monthly classes for 4th and 5th graders. Clare teaches weekly classes for 1st graders. We are currently teaching Kelso's choices with K-1 and Zones of Regulation for all grades. 4th graders are learning about boundaries and consent. 5th graders are learning about connecting thoughts, behaviors and feelings. I also see students individually, on a short-term basis and run counseling groups.
The zones of regulation help students identify and regulate emotions. When we are in the green zone, we are good to go and ready to learn. When we are in the blue zone, we are feeling a little sad, or bored. The yellow zone means that we are feeling a little on edge, anxious or even overly excited. When we are in the red zone, we are very angry and sometimes out of control.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
406-728-2400 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org