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My name is Linda Gardner. I am the new counselor for Kindergarten through 5th grade here at Clifton Park Elementary School. I am so excited to be joining the Clifton Park Cougar Family. I look forward to many years of working with you and your student!
This is my first year as a guidance counselor. Over the last seven years of working as a special education teacher, I have learned that in order for students to be successful, they must have their social and emotional needs met just as much as their academic needs. Students must be provided the necessary tools in order to reach their learning potential. It will be my focus to continue and maintain a fun, energetic, involved character education program that will help reinforce the important lessons you are teaching at home with your children.
I will be in the classroom working with your students and their teachers regularly. The goal is to reinforce a school culture where students exhibit three core essentials and they are: to Treat others right, Make smart decisions, and to Maximize their potential.
Once again, it is a privilege to be joining the Cougar Family and I am look forward to seeing more great things happen as we work together!
Linda M. Gardner, M.S. Human Services Counseling-
Marriage & Family
Counselor, Clifton Park Elementary