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Training Wheels For Student Leaders

A Junior Counseling Program In Action

Autumn Messinger, Janet Walsh (Contributions by), Kyle Walsh (Illustrator)


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Many students are burdened with problems that, for them, become nearly insurmountable and intrude in achieving even basic educational goals . . . much less, academic excellence.

A "junior counselor" program is a major step toward a solution.

Junior counselors not only participate in . . . they LEAD in peer mentoring and peer mediation, as well as becoming an integral part of how a school functions.  Through careful training and leadership, they assume roles of responsibility to assist the school counselor, teachers, and even principal in many day-to-day and special-event tasks.  

The Fine Print Press, Ltd., 9781888960136, 151pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2004

About the Author

Autumn Messinger has more than two decades' experience in elementary education: She was an elementary-school teacher for nine years, and an elementary-school counselor for two decades. She has worked in a variety of schools, from private suburban to inner-city. Messinger holds three master's degrees: a Master of Arts in Geography and Regional Planning; A Master of Education in Geography and Human Related Studies; and a Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance. Janet Walsh is a special-education teacher in Austin, Texas. Kyle Walsh is an artist, musician, and computer programmer.