Counseling Support

All students at Fireside Elementary will receive whole group lessons from both their classroom teachers and the school Counselor as part of our social emotional and academic development curriculum. The programs we use at Fireside Elementary are In Focus and Zones of Regulation
 

Small groups and individual counseling will also be part of the school counseling program delivery model. Students may be in small groups focused on developing social skills, anger management, family changes, grief, anxiety, etc. If your child is recommended for a small group, parents and guardians will be contacted prior to participation. You are also able to refer your child to the counselor for small group or individual counseling. The intention of the small group and individual counseling sessions is to develop the skills necessary to navigate the individual's situation. If more intense longer term counseling is necessary, families will be contacted to discuss the possibility of other counseling supports such as Jessica Hebeler (Mental Health Advocate) and/or and resources within the community.

Additionally, I am available for consultation.  I can connect with families by phone, email, or in-person if you would like to brainstorm strategies that will support your child at home and/or school.

Role of the School Counselor 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tiered Support

Through the Multi-Tiered System of Supports, we provide more targeted and intensive help for students who need it -- both academically and social/emotionally.

Universal
We strive to support all students with universal programming.

Targeted
When a student is struggling, our teachers, school counselors and psychologists give more targeted help.

Intensive
If targeted support does not work or a student is in crisis our educators employ more intensive interventions.

Elementary Counseling

A comprehensive elementary school counselor provides education, prevention and intervention services in the areas of academic, career and social/emotional development supports. It is important to note that elementary counselors are not therapists; rather they are professional educators with a mental health perspective. They typically spend the majority of their time working on universal instruction and working with all students. The elementary counselors will work in collaboration with administration, teachers, the mental health team and parents to determine the needs of all students within each building.

 Elementary Curriculum Benchmarks

 Elementary Benchmarks - Table Format

Meet Our Team

Molly Kobus

Molly Kobus

Counselor
Hi! My name is Molly Kobus and I am so excited to be a part of the Fireside community! I am the mom to two girls--Lilly Anne, 6 and Emiline 4. We recently moved from Boulder to Louisville and am looking forward to working in the community I live in. I grew-up in Arlington, Virginia and attended the University of Virginia for my undergrad and graduate degrees. For the first nine years of my career, I taught elementary school, was a learning strategist, and teacher coach, but in 2015 I made the decision to go back to school and get my degree in School Counseling.
In my free time, I love to go trail running, biking with my family, or spend time in the mountains. We also spend much of the summer months back East visiting family and friends. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

Important Support Links & Community Resources

CRISIS AND HOTLINE NUMBERS

  • Boulder County’s Child Welfare Screening Line: 303-441-1309
  • Boulder County DHHS: (303) 441-1000
  • Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 844-CO-4-KIDS (844‑264‑5437)
  • Colorado Crisis Services/Boulder Mental Health Partners Crisis Line: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
  • Colorado Text Crisis Line: Text → TALK 38255
  • Hunger Free Hotline: 855-855-4626
  • Local 24-Hour-Crisis Line: 844-493-8255
  • National Eating Disorder Helpline: 800-931-2237
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE (4673)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-SUICIDE (273-8255)
  • National Text Crisis Line: Text → HOME 741741
  • Safe 2 Tell Colorado: 1-877-542-7233
  • Trevor Line (LGBTQ+): 866-488-7386