Hello Unicorns! My name is Christopher Smith. I will be serving as the counselor at Dudley Elementary. This will be my first year at Dudley and I am very excited to join such an amazing team. Previously, I worked at Stroman Middle School as an eighth-grade science teacher. As a science teacher, I found myself helping students with personal issues that they were experiencing. This led me to pursue a counseling degree. I believe that one of my greatest strengths is building positive relationships with students. I have a love for sports and have coached many sports along the way. My first job was as a teacher/coach where I served as an assistant coach for football and head coach for baseball. At Stroman, I coached the intramural soccer team. The team won the championship two out of three years. I promise you their victory had nothing to do with my coaching abilities. I had never played soccer. Their success was due to a great group of students who taught me a little bit about soccer. I am very excited about my new journey as a counselor. I will strive to help all students succeed academically and to help them through issues they encounter throughout the year. Please feel free to contact me anytime, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.