Daily Journal staff reports

Creekside Elementary School has a new counselor.

Stephanie Deeter took the position for the Franklin school. She was formerly the counselor for Needham Elementary School.

How long have you been a school counselor?

I have been a school counselor for 15 years.

Why did you want to be a counselor?

I became a counselor because I didn’t want any child to feel as alone as I did as a child.

What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

The most challenging part of my job is making sure all students are safe and have their basic needs met so that they can be successful at school.

Where did you go to school?

I attended DePauw University for my bachelor of arts degree and Indiana University — Bloomington for my master and education specialist degree.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

There are so many rewarding aspects to my job it is difficult to say just one. But I will say seeing students graduate high school and knowing that I might have influenced them along the way.

What are your goals for Creekside’s program?

My program goals for Creekside Elementary School’s counseling program include maximizing every student’s social, educational and career development potential in order to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

What are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to meeting all of the students, parents and staff and getting to know them.

If you weren’t a school counselor, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t in education, I would be a cognitive behavioral therapist.