Meet the Counselors

  • School counselors promote and enhance achievement with an annual comprehensive school counseling plan that ensures that every student receives school counseling services. Credentialed school counselors provide comprehensive counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention with continuous academic, career, and personal/development activities that will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world. These activities include classroom guidance, small groups for skill mastery, individual counseling for students with specific needs, and a variety of other proactive and innovative ways to support student performance. 

    School counselors implement a program based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. They also provide resources to staff, students, families, and others to ensure that a family-friendly environment is established and ensure that students have access to a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth.

    Parents are always welcome to come in or call 754-322-3400 for assistance or advice.

  • FGMS School Counseling Mission and Vision

    Mission of Forest Glen’s School Counseling Program:
    The mission of the FGMS comprehensive school counseling program is to provide developmentally appropriate services addressing the academic, career, and social-emotional needs of all students while providing support to families in partnership with communities. 
    Vision:
    Empowering students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become caring, productive members of society

  • Inner Explorer - Social Emotional Learning Resource

    Inner Explorer - Free App

    Please see the link below to check out the free Inner Explorer App. This is an excellent resource to help students, families, and staff to reduce stress, improve learning, and foster resiliency.

    https://innerexplorer.org/compass/broward_onboarding

    The Inner Explorer program is a series of daily 5-10 minute audio-guided mindfulness practices. The program focuses on key areas of development, bringing mindfulness to education and helping students prepare for learning. Daily practice teaches kids the practical techniques to appropriately handle difficult emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger and more. Inner Explorer offers programs for all age-groups (PreK-12) that help students with the following themes:

    •  Discovering Breathing and Relaxation Exercises
    •  Learning Awareness of Senses
    •  Using Thought and Emotional Regulation
    •  Developing Compassion and Connection
    •  Promoting Social Emotional Learning

  • Daily Virtual Mindfulness Practices

    FREE Daily Virtual Mindfulness Practices for the Global Community!

    Inner Space of Kindness is providing FREE daily virtual mindfulness practices to help reduce the heightened stress and anxiety due to the global pandemic and to build resilience. Session facilitators are a diverse collective of qualified and experienced local South Florida teachers dedicated to well-being and loving-kindness for all.

    Meditations are scheduled daily for the following times below. Some offerings are in English and Spanish. Check our Facebook page for details.

    Click on the link to access Zoom directly per recurring day/time offering or connect via telephone following the directions:

    Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM on Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/476911471

    Meeting ID: 476 911 471

    Monday - Friday, 1:00 PM on Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/464708693

    Meeting ID: 464 708 693

    Monday - Friday, 7:30 PM on Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/862312075

    Meeting ID: 862 312 075

    Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM on Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/183885042

    Meeting ID: 183 885 042

    Saturday and Sunday, 2 PM on Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/935319331

    Meeting ID: 935 319 331

    International dial-in by telephone: find your local number at this link, https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fbpInklIIT and then enter the meeting ID. (fees and rates with your local carrier may apply).

    We ask that you mute your sound upon joining the session.

    Please share this invitation with your family, friends, colleagues, and community.

  • Free Virtual Grief Support Groups - Children's Bereavement Center

    Free Virtual Grief Support Groups Now Available with Children's Bereavement Center

    In the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Children's Bereavement Center (CBC) will continue to serve South Florida as a grief resource for children, teens, and adults.  Their in-person groups are temporarily suspended. However, they now have online support options.

    CBC is currently offering FREE VIRTUAL grief peer support groups for:

    - Middle School Youth

    - High School Teens

    - Adults (English)

    - Adults (Spanish)

    We are also working with our art and music specialists to create activities that our elementary-aged participants can complete at home with their parents or caregivers. If you or someone you know needs support after the loss of a loved one:

    PLEASE CALL 888-988-5438 TO REGISTER FOR OUR FREE VIRTUAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Patrick Auger, Guidance Counselor

    Mr. Patrick Auger

    Guidance Counselor

    Phone Number: 754-322-3400

  • Lakia Brandon, Guidance Director

    Ms. Lakia Brandon

    8th Grade Guidance Counselor

    Guidance Director

    Phone Number: 754-322-3400