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JG School Counselor

Cori Nash

School Counselor

Cori Nash was born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania and spent several years living on the coast in North Carolina and South Carolina before settling in Nashville in 2016. This is Ms. Nash’s fourth year as the School Counselor at Julia Green. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Mount Union, a Master of Education in K-12 School Guidance and Counseling from the University of West Alabama, and National Board Certification as of 2014. In her free time, Ms. Nash enjoys being outside, reading, watching Steelers football, and spending time with her husband, friends, miniature Australian Shepherd, Isla, and two-year-old son Barrett "Bear.”


What does the School Counselor Do?​

  • Ensures parents and students are aware of how to access community resources

  • Offers developmental lessons to classrooms on a variety of topics including: emotional regulation, coping skills, conflict resolution, empathy, career exploration, and more

  • Promotes positive attitudes and values among all students 

  • Provides counseling interventions to individual students and small groups on a variety of matters, including friendship disputes and concerns 

  • Consultation with parents and teachers 

  • Serves as Support Team Chair, a team of school personnel that provides behavioral, social, emotional, academic, and attendance support for a designated student and who are committed to determining what resources are needed for student success

  • Serves as 504 Coordinator, protecting the rights of students with disabilities

  • Helps to identify and address individual student needs 

  • Coordinates referrals to other school specialists 

  • Assists in the identification of and referrals for crisis situations

Group Counseling

Group Counseling is available by grade level during PLT, per teacher or parent recommendation. Multiple groups will be offered throughout the school year, and topics will vary. Small groups meet weekly for 6-8 weeks total and are for students requiring additional support. Parent permission must be obtained for students to attend group sessions.

​Individual Counseling  

Students may be referred to the School Counselor for individual counseling or check-ins by teachers, parents, or by a student him/herself. Individual counseling/check-in sessions are 15-20 minutes per session with a total of 5-6 sessions, which will be held at a time agreed upon by the classroom teacher. If a student requires additional support after 5-6 individual sessions, I will reach out to the parent to provide long-term counseling resources.

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