School Counselor

Ms. Edwina Harvey-Simmons- Professional School Counselor

eharveysimmons@hampton.k12.va.us

757-850-5149 - Office

757-850-5409 - Fax

HCS School Counselors’ Position Statement on Equity for ALL Students

The counselors in Hampton City Schools support the American School Counselors’ Association position on Equity for all Students. School counselors recognize and distinguish individual and group differences and strive to equally value all students and groups. School counselors are advocates for the equitable treatment of all students in school and in the community.

School counselors develop and implement a school counseling program promoting equity and access for students. School counselors are mindful of school and community perceptions of the treatment of underrepresented groups and understand the importance of collaborating with school and community groups to help all students succeed. School counselors demonstrate cultural competence.

School counselors recognize and distinguish individual and group differences and strive to value all students and groups equally. School counselors promote the equitable treatment of all students in school and the community.

Moving forward:

We will continue to evaluate our current system, programs and processes to ensure equity for our students of color.

We will continue our professional development in areas of cultural competence, equity and trauma informed practices and look inward to examine our own perspectives and biases to strive for continued growth.

We will further ourselves in our charge to be change agents and advocates.

We will listen and hold space for our colleagues, students, staff, and

families of color.

We will collaborate with school leaders and stakeholders to examine and

dismantle any existing racism, inequities, and access gaps in our schools and districts.

In Unification,

HCS Professional School Counselors