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Couselors at Lafayette Meadows Elementary support students and families in a number of ways and include: 

1.     Individual support/counseling
2.     Group support/counseling
3.     Family support/counseling
4.     Classroom guidance lessons
5.     Referral source for outside counseling
6.     NWEA and ISTEP testing assistance
7.     Supervision
8.     504 and Special Education case conference team member

Meet the Counselors

Meet Mrs. Tanesky
I joined Lafayette Meadows as a full time school counselor in 2013.  Prior to my position at Lafayette Meadows, I had two years of experience working as a long term substitute elementary counselor for Whitley County and East Noble Schools.  I received my bachelors in psychology and my masters in school counseling from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne.  I was a social worker with Network for Safe Families and SCAN for 7 years prior to becoming a counselor.  I love working with families and children.  I have two daughters and we enjoy camping, kayaking, and road trips.  My favorite part of being a school counselor is seeing my students overcome obstacles and succeed at school.  I am looking forward to another great year of working with students! I will be working with grades K-2 this year. 

Meet Mrs. Blackburn
Hi! My name is Bethany Blackburn and I am the part time counselor at Lafayette Meadows Elementary!  I am formally an elementary teacher and received my bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and got my Masters in school counseling from the University of Saint Francis!  I have lived in 6 different states and moved more than 10 times! I look forward to serving students in 3rd, 4th  and 5th grades, parents, and staff this year in whatever ways possible and grow and learn together! Please feel free to contact me with any of your needs.  Thank you!