The mission of the Cloverleaf Elementary School Counseling Program, in collaboration with school staff, parents/guardians, and community members, is to lay the foundation for all students to achieve personal success in their academic, career, and personal/social development.  The program advocates for the education of the whole child by providing a developmentally age-appropriate curriculum that is proactive and comprehensive in nature.

What does a School Counselor do? 

Cloverleaf Elementary school counselors are available to help students reach their highest potential in the areas of academic, personal/social, and career development.  To achieve this, school counselors provide a program of many services including:

  • Classroom & group guidance lessons
  • Short-term individual counseling
  • Short-term small group counseling
  • Short-term crisis counseling
  • Individual and small group appraisal
  • Individual and small group advisement
  • Referral assistance to outside community programs and services
  • Consultation & collaboration with parents/guardians, teachers, school personnel, administrators, and community members
  • Professional development

By means of these services, school counselors address students' developmental needs and concerns.  Common topics addressed include study skills, organizational skills, feelings, behavior, coping skills, bullying, grief/loss, divorce, decision making, self-esteem, friendship, conflict resolution, and many more.


Meet your School Counselors

Meet your School Counselors
Hi, my name is Mrs. Lara Stafinski and I am one of two School Counselors at CES. Ms. Lee and I both have the privilege of following your child through their entire elementary career. During the 2020-21 school year, I will be working closely with all students in grades 1st, 3rd and 5th. This year is certainly going to be different, but "Coltastic" none the less! 

This is my 14th year as a School Counselor at CES. I am a proud alumnus of Cloverleaf High School and my heart will always "bleed green". Mr. Stafinski and I are the proud parents of four amazing children (Cody 11, Campbell 9, Carlynn 7, and Cate 4), a Newfoundland dog named Maximus Decimus Meridius, a bearded dragon named Smokey, a spunky cat named Koda Mae, and a beta fish named Bella.  We love being together, baking, walking in the parks, visiting zoos, and spending time with those we love. My goal is to make every child here at CES feel loved and learn how to feel confident in having the tools to handle any situation that may come their way! Please contact me anytime, (330) 302-0103 x11253 or [email protected] GO COLTS! 

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