Salem Township Elementary Blog

Raegan Malblanc: Elementary School Counselor

Posted on: February 1, 2016

Feb. 1-5, 2016 is National School Counselors Week and to mark the occasion, here is a quick Q & A with the Little Miami elementary grades counselor Raegan Malblanc.

Q. How long have you been a counselor at Little Miami?
A. This is my ninth year as a school counselor at Little Miami.

Q. What is your professional history?
A. I began my career as a mental health counselor at Cincinnati Children's Hospital where I primarily worked with children who were dealing with anxiety and chronic pain. Then I worked toward becoming a school counselor during my one year as a college counselor at a Cincinnati public high school. After that, I worked at Little Miami High School for three years before transitioning to work with the elementary grades.

Q. What is the most challenging thing about being a school counselor?
A. Some children are faced with so many challenges growing up today. It can be difficult watching these little ones experience big problems, knowing that often times, there is no quick solution to the problem.

Q. What is the most rewarding thing about being a school counselor?
A. There are so many rewarding moments! I get to help students learn how to identify and work through their feelings, how to be a good friend, and how to resolve conflicts. It is rewarding when a student seeks me out to tell me how they worked through a problem, and that the strategies we talked about really worked. It is also rewarding to get homemade cards and artwork from students illustrating what I have taught them. We have great students who really care about others and want to do the right thing, and getting to work with them is the best reward of all.