MEET THE TOW COUNSELING TEAM


School Counselors are trained to help students with regard to three domain areas: personal/social needs, academic concerns, and career planning. They provide direct and indirect support services for students, teachers, administrators, and parents relative to helping students maximize their full academic potential. School Counselors can see students individually or in small group settings. In addition, they sometimes make classroom presentations on topics related to any of those three domain areas at the request of teachers or staff. 

School Counselors also provide consultation for parents and teachers as needed on individual student or family issues that might preclude students from maximizing their academic potential. 

Counselors help students to: 

  • Sort out problems
  • Discuss feelings and needs
  • Explore options
  • Set Goals

Counselors also help students learn new skills related to:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Resilience
  • Organization
  • Study habits
  • Self-esteem
The Laguna Beach Unified School District Comprehensive K-12 Counseling Support Program is committed to developing each student's academic, social, and emotional competence. Elementary school counselors don't work in isolation; rather, they are integral to the total educational program. They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders and support programs and services to help students achieve school success.

JOLENE DUGAN - SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Ms. Dugan is available at Top of the World Monday - Fridays from 7:30-3:00. Her office is located in the administration building near the library and computer lab. She can be reached at 949-497-7790 or at jdugan@lbusd.org.

GRACE JONES - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Ms. Jones is a full-time counselor at Top of the World Elementary School. Her role is to consult with teachers, staff, and parents and evaluate possible learning disabilities in students. She also helps other resources staff to develop Behavior Plans or Individual Educational Plans (IEP's) for students who need additional assistance to be successful in school. She can be reached at 949-497-7790 or at gjones@lbusd.org.

CONTACT US

21601 Tree Top Lane 
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 
P:949-497-7790
F:949-494-5397
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