Welcome to Darby Township School's Guidance Page
Hello! My name is Dr. Custer and this is my 4th school year with the Southeast Delco School District community. I am the school counselor at Darby Township School for children in first through eighth grades.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Temple University. I then stayed home with my children for a few years and went back to school for my Master's Degree in School Counseling from Gwynedd Mercy University. After gaining experience in the school building, my passion for educational leadership grew, and I decided to continue my education. I am proud to share that I recently earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Gwynedd Mercy concentrating in Schools and School Districts for PK-12 grades in the Spring of 2020! When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, and friends!
Throughout a typical day at DTS, you will find me doing many different things: meeting with students individually and in small groups to discuss topics like making friends, making good choices, and dealing with stress/ anxiety.
School counselors can be found teaching developmental guidance lessons in the classroom, leading small groups, working with children individually, and collaborating with administrators, teachers, parents, and other outside school agencies. They often work with children on academic challenges, social challenges, and emotional concerns. While school counselors are not "therapists," they are often the first place a parent can turn when there is a question or concern. School counselors can help parents find needed services, gather information, and provide education on a number of typical and atypical school-related issues. Please feel free to use your school counselor as a "first stop" resource.School: Darby TownshipClass Assignment: School Counselor for students in grades 1-8.Phone: 610-522-4375 ext. 1109Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgActivities: As a school counselor, I provide individual and small group meetings, conduct classroom lessons, coordinate the 504 Plan process, construct Truancy Prevention plans as well as conduct meetings for Truancy improvement, facilitate award assemblies, welcome new students, consult with parents and teachers, collaborate with community resources, assist with standardized testing, and I am the PBIS internal coach at Darby Township School.#DTS Rocks#Schoolcounselorscare#LearningistheBEST