All About Me
Welcome to York Avenue- home of the Yellow Jackets! My name is Becky Murray and York Avenue has been my home-base since 2012.  York Ave is a truly special school and it is my hope that each of your students will feel that they belong as part our "hive". 
 
Elementary Counseling Services Include (but are not limited to):
  • Individual Counseling- Short-term, goal-focused counseling usually centered around school-related concerns.  Referrals are often made by the student, teacher, parent, or school team. I am always happy to assist families in finding outside resources for therapy or other mental health concerns. 
  • Developmental Guidance Lessons- Lessons are scheduled in K-6 grades throughout the school year in order to reach all students.  Topics include bully prevention, cyber and personal safety, friendship, feelings, celebrating diversity, and careers. 
  • Small-Group Counseling- Groups run during the students' lunch period. Small groups of students work with the counselor for 6-8 weeks on different topics including but not limited to conflict resolution, friendship skills, grief and loss, anger management, family changes, and appropriate school behavior. 
  • Consultation and Collaboration- Available as a resource to parents, teachers, students, administrators, to help address the needs of the students. 
 
I wear many "hats" as a school counselor, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.  I always try to get back to you as soon as possible, but please allow 24 hours for responses.  I am looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year with you and your students!