I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Michelle Goff and I am Caldwell Middle School’s Student Services Coordinator. I have been in education for 20 years, with 18 of those years as a classroom teacher. I became a Hornet in 2010!
My involvement with the students takes place in several ways. One function of a student service coordinator is to implement whole-school prevention programs, such as, bully prevention education, character education, drug and alcohol awareness, and career education. These lessons generally take place with the entire class or during school assemblies.
Another function of mine is to teach core essential values. This curriculum, is based on a monthly value word and definition and involves everyone in the school in a small way. Core values will equip students with the ability to treat others right, make smart decisions, and maximize their potential.
I also facilitate student groups. Groups usually consist of 3-7 students that will meet with me monthly. Each group is usually focused on one topic, such as, grief, social skills, friendship or coping with family changes. Focus groups will be developed according to the needs of the students. The most popular groups are the “lunch bunch” or “friendship groups”. These groups are great for any student, including, students that have difficulty making friends, those that enjoy small groups, children that can serve as role models, and new students. In these groups we play games and work on important social skills, such as, taking turns, active listening, communication, and assertiveness.
All students have the opportunity to meet with me, as needed. Students are instructed to leave me a note and I will schedule with their teacher to meet with them during their non-instructional time. Lastly, I am available to meet with parents individually to discuss specific concerns or to serve as a liaison for families needing community resources.
Please feel free to contact me at (979) 567-2402 if you have any questions or concerns.
Go Hornets & Sting ‘Em,
Student Services Coordinator
Caldwell Middle School