Welcome to Macon Elementary School!
My name is Kelly McLay and I am the K-4 guidance counselor in your child’s school. Many of you may not have had a guidance counselor when you were in school. For those of you who did, there is a good possibility that guidance counselors have different functions than they did 10 or 20 years ago.
First and foremost, it is my responsibility to help your child get the best possible education. A good education includes not only learning to read, write and do math, but learning good social skills. This means, among other things, learning how to get along with other children, making good decisions, controlling anger, accepting responsibility, and being aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Many of these skills are taught at home. It is my intent to supplement learning that takes place at home with small-group and classroom guidance.
I am also in the building to help students who are facing particular difficulties. Such family disruptions as an illness, death or divorce may affect children at school. If your family is experiencing anything out of the ordinary, please let me know. If I am aware of any special problems your child might be facing, I can observe your child and help both of you with difficulties that might surface.
If I can be of any help to you, please call (660) 385-2118 on Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-4pm. If I am not available, please leave a message. I will return your call as soon as possible.
(660) 385-2118 ext. 207