I'm excited to share my office space as it evolved this last school year (2012-2013). It was my first year as an elementary school counselor, so I wanted my office to reflect my work with students in grades K-5. I was fortunate to have an entire classroom so there was plenty of space, and lots of natural light as well! It was important to me that the space would be bright, cheerful, and welcoming to anyone who entered.
As a new counselor, I inherited a plethora of old files, toys, books, and curricula. The previous counselor had been located in a different room, so I also spent time searching out curricula & binders that had found their way to other locations around the building. As I sorted and purged, I plotted out the set up for my very own office space! I discovered a need to develop new organizational systems in order to be more efficient (this is a work in progress!).
To learn more about my plans and to see more photos of the office in progress, see my web page: administrative & office set up. I spent the year modifying the space as new ideas and needs came up. I learned that I needed less desk & planning space, and more quiet & active student spaces. In the coming year, I would like to completely overhaul the room, using the past year of experiences to better serve the students, parents & staff at our school.