School Counselor & Academic Advisor

School Counselor - Leslie Kornblith         

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Academic Advisor - Don Hale                             

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St. Francis School stands as an independent, interdenominational school providing high-quality education for children from pre-kindergarten through 8th gradeThe School Counselor and the Academic Advisor directly support the following school philosophies:

  • Sustain a nurturing and caring environment that draws together children, parents, and teachers.
  • Meet the unique needs of any student through personal attention.
  • Instill a sense of responsibility and self-esteem as an integral part of every child’s development.
  • Encourage the student’s personal development in an atmosphere that is comfortable for children and parents of all faiths.
  • Use a curriculum designed for the advanced student, while recognizing individual variation and supporting achievement according to ability.
  • Emphasize and utilize parental involvement as a necessary element of children’s education.


The School Counselor supports students by:


  • Providing regular classroom lessons for PK-4th grade students and topics as needed for 5th-8th.
  • Meet with students individually or as small groups to promote learning and understanding of self and others.
  • Coordinate with teachers and parents to promote emotional well-being.
  • Help students to foster healthy friendships and succeed in school.


The Academic Advisor will support students struggling academically by:


  • Co-creating academic and life goals with students.
  • Inspiring and motivating students through definitive and measurable action plans.
  • Facilitate positive, creative, and productive interactions between St. Francis students, teachers, and parents.
  • Providing transitional support for new students entering St. Francis and also for 8th graders departing St. Francis entering and high school.