Counseling

Hello Island Montessori Families!

Students are welcome to come by my office anytime. I also have referral forms located outside my office door in the event I have stepped away. Parents are welcome to contact me as well via email or by phone (910-795-4860, option #4).

All the Best,

Mackenzie

What a Counselor Does

  • Strives to promote a positive and safe school climate for ALL students.

  • Assists students in achieving academic, personal, social/emotional and career success.

  • Meets individually with students to discuss challenges they might be experiencing.

  • Facilitates small group sessions in a variety of themes such as: study/organization skills, friendship/social skills, self-esteem building, anger management, stress management & healthy living, Diversity/Tolerance of others, etc.

  • Conducts classroom guidance lessons that are evidenced based and that align with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Standards.

  • Collaborates with parents, teachers, administration, support staff and community stakeholders to ensure student success

  • Provides a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment where student feel open to share.

Parent Resources

 


Each of the following are links to articles that discuss different topics within Montessori and EC Children

Mackenzie R. Pereira 
Counselor

I was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC and came to Wilmington to attend UNCW where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Health. Upon graduation, I traveled as a Leadership Coach to colleges and universities, promoting leadership skills with individuals and organizations. Traveling the country was incredible, however, I was ready to pursue my true passion working with children in an education setting! I currently attend UNC Pembroke pursuing my Master's of Education in Professional School Counseling and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have always had a passion for working with children and a love for promoting mental well-being, which is what led me to choose a career in school counseling. I like to incorporate solution-focused, person-centered, and choice theories in my counseling practice. I will always meet your child where they are, and motivate them to unlock their potential! In my free time you can almost always find me at the beach, but I also love to watch sports, practice yoga, listen to music, and explore new places! 

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Island Montessori School

Preschool & Charter K-8 
6339 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

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