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School Counselor Website

Hello, my name is Kyrstyn Manfull MA, NCC, and I am excited to be a part of the Edgemont team as the elementary school counselor. My educational background includes a Master of Arts from the University of Montana’s CACREP Accredited Counselor of Education Program. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Montana. This page provides you with information about the School Counseling program at Edgemont Elementary.

What is a School Counselor?
A school counselor is a professional trained in counseling techniques and working with students to promote their academic, personal/social, and career development. This year I will be working with students individually, in small groups, and in classroom guidance lessons. My goal is to provide students with a welcoming and accepting environment to help them find the best way to be an EAGLE!

How does your student experience school counseling services?

Classroom Guidance Lessons: 
I enjoy my time implementing classroom curriculum driven by national and state standards. The curriculum is meant to support social and emotional growth across curricular areas. I enjoy my time in our classrooms as it gives your child an opportunity to know me (and for me to know them) if individual help is needed throughout the year.  Weekly guidance lessons support Edgemont’s mission statement and teach students how to become an “E.A.G.L.E."

Edgemont’s Mission Statement
Inspiring students to be Empathetic towards others, Academically accountable, Goal-oriented
eaders, Empowered to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Small Group Counseling: 
Group counseling is an opportunity and process for students with similar life experiences to build relationships with their peers and school counselor in a safe environment.  Parent permission is required for students to participate in a group.  Each group has a central focus (examples include friendship, changing families, academic/study skills) and are formed based on student needs throughout the school year.  Small groups typically meet once a week and last 4-8 weeks.

Individual Counseling: 
Students are welcome to come and talk to me any time I am in my office. Students may refer themselves for individual counseling as may school staff or parents. Parents may also call (208-525-7618) or email (manfkyrs@d91.k12.id.us) to connect about their student. Students seek counseling for many different reasons.  Please know that seeing the school counselor is a good thing!  I offer a safe, positive and confidential setting to address issues that ‘get in the way’ of school achievement. Parent permission is required for a student to receive individual short term counseling. Referrals will be made to counselors in our community if a student requires more intensive or specialized help than the school setting can provide.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  I am passionate about education and helping all students succeed at Edgemont Elementary.  I can be reached by email at manfkyrs@d91.k12.id.us or by calling Edgemont Elementary at 208-525-7618.




Edgemont Gardens Elementary
Phone: 208-525-7618 Fax:208-525-7622
1240 Azalea Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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