School Counselor

at Kennard Elementary

How My School Counselor Helps

School counselors provide support for students to help maximize student achievement and also, serve as an advocate for all children. Support may be provided to students in various ways, such as classroom lessons, small group counseling or individual counseling. 

Topics of focus for students at Kennard Elementary School are:

·        Zones of Regulation (self-regulation skills)

·        Changing Perspectives (social emotional learning)

·        Character Counts!

·        Social Skills and Interactions

·        Conflict Resolution

·        Anti-Bullying

·        Positive Behavior Interventions and Incentives

·        Other topics based on student needs

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s academic, social or emotional well-being, please contact Mrs. Klepper at 410-758-1166 or [email protected].

How to Make an Appointment

Students may see the Counselor by asking themselves or being referred by a parent, teacher, or administrator. Ms. Klepper may be contacted at [email protected] or 410-758-1166 Ext. 132 to schedule an appointment.

About Mrs. Klepper

Mrs. Klepper is the School Counselor at Kennard Elementary. She loves helping the students and families at our school!

Bullying & Harassment

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools defines bullying, harassment and intimidation as intentional conduct, including verbal, physical, or written conduct or an intentional electronic communication that is repeated over time, creates a hostile educational environment by substantially interfering with a student’s educational benefits, opportunities, or performance, or with a student’s physical or psychological well being and is:  

  1. Motivated by an actual or perceived personal characteristic including race, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry, phsyical attributes, socioeconomic status, familial status, or physical or mental ability or disability; or,
  2. Threatening or seriously intimidating; and
  3. Occurs on school property, at a school activity or event, or on a school bus; or,
  4. Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of school

“Electronic communication” means a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager.

Any student committing acts of bullying, harassment and intimidation, or engaging in reprisal and retaliation, or any person found to have made false accusations will receive an appropriate consequence and/or intervention. Depending on the nature of the offense, consequences and interventions for the aforementioned behaviors can range from parent/student conference to expulsion from school.

Character Counts

The mission of Character Counts in Queen Anne’s County is to support and embrace character development in all aspects of our lives. The Character Counts Program is a coalition of schools, communities, and non-profit organizations working to advance character education by teaching the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

The Business/Education Committee has joined with the Community Partnership for Children & Families, local communities, and other organizations for these efforts in Queen Anne’s County. Character Counts is made up of a series of activities that involve business, community members, and leaders. 
CommUNITY Mentoring is also a part of the Character Counts family where mentors caringly guide mentees in grades 5-12 in making positive choices for their future success.

New Student Registration

Please visit the main QACPS site for information about enrolling a new student at Kennard Elementary.