School Counseling Division
Omaha Public Schools
Teacher Administrative Center Room 3-118
3215 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Ms. Katie Hecht-Weber, School Counseling Supervisor
Ms. Jenn Bernard Walker, School Counseling Administrator
Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success.
School counselors prepare students to excel in college, career and life by instilling hope, increasing school connectedness and empowering students to achieve academic success.
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.
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.
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 all students’ preparation for college,
career and life.
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: