Hello! My name is Emily Colton and I am the school counselor at Battle Creek Elementary. I am so happy to be part of this amazing community of students, teachers, and families. I was born and raised in Minnesota and live in St. Paul. I attended Middlebury College for my Bachelor's degree and the University of Minnesota for my master's degree. I love spending time outdoors, reading books, and traveling. My role at Battle Creek Elementary is to help students develop the academic and social-emotional skills that will help them be successful in school and in life. I also teach students about college and careers to start the process of students being "college and career ready" when they graduate from high school.
Students, I am here to help you with:
- Developing new friendships
- Learning problem-solving skills
- Adjusting to a new school
- Managing your feelings
- Academic support including organization skills, study & test-taking skills
- Discovering your skills and interests
Parents, I am able to assist you with:
- Exploring ways to help your child succeed
- Referrals for community resources
- Understanding developmental changes in childhood
- Planning ahead for your child's educational future
- Classroom lessons
- Group counseling (friendship skills, emotion management, career exploration, etc.)
- Brief, solution-focused individual counseling
- Parent consultations
- Teacher consultations
- Community resource referrals
District-Wide School Counselor Mission:
Licensed School Counselors empower students and families to access their premier Saint Paul Public Schools education through:
- Academic support.
- Social emotional support.
- College & career readiness.
District-Wide School Counselor Vision:
- All students are college and career ready.
- All students have the mindsets and behaviors needed to be successful.
- All students have advocacy skills.
- All students and families feel welcomed, respected and valued.
- All students have access to a Licensed School Counselor in their school.
District-Wide School Counselor Goal:
- 100% of SPPS students will graduate with the skills necessary to access their college and/or career aspirations.