Phone: (651)744-6272


Degrees and Certifications:

Lauren Smith

Hello!  My name is Lauren Smith and I am the school counselor at Randolph Heights.  I have been the school counselor at Randolph Heights since 2017. I received my Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota in Child Psychology, and my Masters Degree in School Counseling at The University of Alabama.  I love having the opportunity to work with all of the students and families at Randolph Heights.  I am inspired every day to help children become more successful students, work with them to help them effectively deal with a variety of problems, and inspire them to do their personal best in their lives.  Outside of school, I love to spend time outside with my husband, two kids, Collin and Lilah, and dog, Lacy. 

Please enjoy this Welcome Video to learn more about how I work with students at Randolph Heights.

  • Students can request a meeting with Mrs. Smith


    What does a school counselor do?

    That is a great question!  The bottom line is that I help to support students at school.  Some ways that I do this may include:

    Direct Student Services: 

    • Core Counseling Curriculum 
      • consistent classroom lessons to proactively teach skills in the following domains: 
        • Academic
        • Career
        • Social Emotional
        • Bully Prevention
        • Personal Safety
    • Small Group Counseling: (examples of topics may include)
      • academic skills (i.e. focusing attention, listening, ignoring distractions, etc.)
      • social emotional skills (i.e. friendship skills, problem-solving skills, emotion management, etc.)
      • mental health and wellness (i.e. coping skills, mindfulness, etc.)
      • family change
    • Brief, Solution-Focused Individual Counseling 
      • academic planning - appraisal and advisement
      • social emotional support
      • mental health and wellness
      • responsive services
      • crisis support

    Indirect Student Services: 

    • referrals
    • consultation
    • collaboration

    Program Planning / System Support

    • promoting readiness activities for college, career & life
    • serve on Randolph Heights' Student Support Team
    • evaluating school data to expose and address gaps and inequities
    • assist with student creation and evaluation of Personal Learning Plans
    • serve on Randolph Heights' Student Assistance Team (SAT)
    • facilitate academic-related 504 Service Plans
    • empowering and supporting families and staff
    • defining, managing, and assessing activities
    • serve on Randolph Heights' Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team
    • providing professional development to staff, including mental health, suicide prevention, college & career readiness