Michelle Torgerson, Guidance Counselor
My role at Hintgen Elementary School as a school counselor is to assist all of our students in having the most successful year possible by helping them understand themselves and others. I go twice a month into every classroom, kindergarten thru fifth grade and teach developmentally appropriate guidance lessons on a variety of social and emotional issues such as friendship skills, anger management, conflict resolution, teasing and bullying, personal safety, decision-making and choices and consequences. To teach these lessons I utilize various books, puppets, role-plays, videos, games and group discussions.
Some students are also included in small guidance groups covering a variety of topics such as friendship and social skills, divorce and anger management. I am also available to meet individually with students who need someone to talk to for a variety of reasons and concerns. Additionally, I work with families who might need assistance to ensure that their children are able to come to school with basic needs met, so that they are ready to learn.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s school experience, please contact me by phone or email. Together we can make this the best school year for your child at Hintgen Elementary School!