Degrees and Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate National Certified Counselor BA Psychology, English, UNC Chapel Hill MS EdS School Counseling, UNC Greensboro PhD Counseling and Counselor Education, UNC Greensboro
Mrs. Crystal Brunson
My name is Crystal Brunson! I am so excited for the 2019-2020 Academic year and serving our students at CC Griffin and JN Fries middle schools and Weddington Hills and Wolf Meadow elementary schools as an Empower Counselor.
EMPOWER (Expanding Magnet Program Options and Widening Educational Reach) is a grant program designed to encourage more students to pursue magnet program options in our district. There are 12 EMPOWER schools. Empower counselors are assigned to work with students who might benefit from Tier 2 and Tier 3 services. I will provide individual, group, enrichment, and classroom counseling for STEM/IB students around socio-emotional skills. In addition, I will provide professional development around parent engagement. I will work in coordination with the grade level counselors and other support services staff (e.g., school psychologists, social workers, nurses, etc.) at our school to provide these services.
Please see this website from psychology today, which provides a description of socio-emotional skills.
CC Griffin Middle School: Monday, Friday
Weddington Hills: Tuesday
JN Fries Middle School: Wednesday
Wolf Meadow: Thursday
I received my BA. in Psychology and English from UNC Chapel Hill in 2011. Go Tar Heels! I received my MS EdS in School Counseling from UNC Greensboro in 2013. Upon graduation, I worked as an elementary school counselor in Davidson County during the 2013/2014 Academic Year. I completed my doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education from UNCG in 2017. I have about four years of professional experience providing counseling services for children and adolescents. I look forward to working with your student!
I am from Winston-Salem, NC. I love salsa and bachata dancing, watching tennis, shopping, and eating good food. Since I love food so much, I also try to work out occasionally. I have a four month old son named Caden! I look forward to supporting you and your child.