School Counseling Contacts

School Counseling Division
Omaha Public Schools
3215 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE  68131

TAC Building, Room 365
Office
(531) 299-0227
Fax
(531) 229-0380


Dr. Nancy Bond, Supervisor
nancy.bond@ops.org

 

School Counseling

 

The School Counseling Program in the Omaha Public Schools encompasses preschool through twelfth grade.

 

Vision

 Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success.

 Mission  

Omaha Public Schools prepares all students to excel in college, career and life.

Commitment

1. Every student will be assigned a school counselor who will provide the personal support needed to set goals to achieve social competence and academic success.

2. Every student will be empowered to gain the attitude, knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong academic, career, and personal success.

3. Every student will be provided a system of support to address immediate needs and concerns impacting school success.

Focus

School counselors prepare students to excel in college, career and life by instilling hope, increasing school connectedness and empowering students to achieve academic success. (Hope. Connect. Succeed.)

THE OPS SCHOOL COUNSELING FRAMEWORK

The OPS School Counseling framework is built on a strengths-based foundation. Strengths-based school counseling focuses on identifying strengths and promoting development. By assuming a more proactive role, students are served more effectively. School counseling services are delivered via curriculum, individual student planning, and responsive services with a focus on being data/results driven to ensure accountability. 

OPS school counselors are responsible for monitoring the progress of their assigned students. At the secondary level, our school counseling program utilizes a balanced management system. Counselors are first responsible for assigned students, and also responsible for a domain specialization for purposes of curriculum delivery and professional development.

 School counselors actively promote leadership, collaboration, student advocacy and systemic change through evidence-based and research informed practice. School counselors focus on improving school connectedness to assist students and families in overcoming barriers that are impacting student success. The purpose of our School Counseling program is to support students’ preparation for college, career and life.

   

DELIVERY (80%)

  • Direct Student Services

  • School Counseling Curriculum-Structured lessons designed to provide students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for success at their developmental level.
  • Individual Student Planning-Systemic, individualized solution focused activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and future plans.
  • Responsive Services-Individual counseling/small groups designed to meet students’ and families’ immediate needs and concerns.

  • Indirect Student Services
  • Agency Referrals
  • Consultation
  • Collaboration

PROGRAM PLANNING AND SCHOOL SUPPORT (20%)  

This School Counseling Framework is intended to provide greater support to the district’s Academic Action Plan through the use of a multi-tiered system of support and data monitoring (via the Academic Dashboard). Other supports not considered direct or indirect services to students would include:

  • Program Management
  • Professional Development
  • Data Analysis
    • Academics/College Access Milestones
    • Attendance
    • Behavior
  • Fair Share Responsibilities (non-counseling duties not to exceed requests made of other staff)