Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Hanna Robinson
Hanna Robinson is thrilled to be joining the SPARK community as a school counselor. She became a school counselor because she loves working with children and watching them grow academically, personally, and socially. She is an Orlando, Florida native and has lived in Atlanta for the past 8 years. She received her graduate degree in Elementary Education at the University of Florida and a Masters in Counseling from the University of West Alabama. Prior to moving into the counseling role, Ms. Robinson was an elementary school teacher for 6 years. Most recently, she was the head counselor at neighboring Druid Hills High School. Mrs. Robinson will be starting her 7th year as a school counselor at Springdale Park.
At Springdale Park, she is excited to build relationships with the awesome students, parents, and staff. She believes that by working together we can help our students reach their full potential. Ms. Robinson encourages you to reach out with any questions, concerns, or if you have something to share.
In her free time, Mrs. Robinson enjoys exploring the Atlanta beltline or any outdoor adventure with her husband, son Brooks, and two fur babies, Zoe and Dexter. She also loves visiting her family back in the Florida sunshine, and cheering on the Gators!
What Does a School Counselor Do?
The school counselor works with students, teachers, administrators and families to help remove any barriers students may have to being successful in school. The program consists of a variety of services and activities. The school counselor works with students, teachers, administrators, and families to help remove any barriers students may have to being successful in school. The program consists of a variety of services and activities:
- Individual Counseling
- Small Group Counseling
- Classroom Guidance
- Parent Consultation
- Teacher Consultation
- Referral to Community Agencies
Each month, classes focus on a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competency and theme. Teachers select a student of the month that has best represented the SEL competency, and the selected students are celebrated at a ceremony. The SEL competencies by month are:
- August: Relationship Skills
- September: Self Awareness
- October: Social Awareness
- November: Social Awareness
- December: Responsible Decision Making
- January: Self-Management
- February: Responsible Decision Making
- March: Self-Management
- April: Self-Awareness
- May: Relationship Skills
For more information, please check out Mrs. Robinson's website - SPARK School Counselor