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

Mrs. Stafinski
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 2021-22 school year, I will be working closely with all students in grades Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th. 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 12, Campbell 10, Carlynn 8, and Cate 5), a Newfoundland dog named Maximus Decimus Meridius, two Dutch rabbits named Chocolate and Butterscotch, 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! 

Meet Ms. Lee

Ms. Lee
Hello, my name is Wendy Lee and I am a School Counselor at CES.  This is my 8th year here at Cloverleaf and my 20th year in education.  Prior to becoming a counselor, I was an elementary teacher for 13 years.   I work alongside 2 other amazing counselors; Taylor Sweigert and Lara Stafinski.  I am so honored and excited to be a part of this amazing school family we have here at CES!
When I am not at work I enjoy hanging out with my three awesome children; Jude, Brock, and Charleigh.  We love to go kayaking, camping, four-wheeling, swimming, rock collecting, and playing sports.  
This year I am working with students in grades 1, 3, and 5.  The elementary years are full of growth, discovery, changes, and challenges.   In order to meet students’ needs, I meet with students individually, in small groups, and do classrooms lessons. As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students.  
If you need to get in contact with me, please email me at [email protected].  You may also contact me by phone at (330) 302-0103.  I am eager to have a successful, fun school year here at CES.  Go Colts! 

Taylor Sweigert Introduction

Taylor Sweigert Introduction

My name is Taylor Sweigert and I am a licensed professional counselor.  I am the Prevention Coordinator here at Cloverleaf Elementary School.  I am here to provide support to all students to help meet their social and emotional needs. I help to connect all the pieces needed in order to support a student academically, socially, and emotionally. I can be contacted by calling (330) 302-0103 x11118 or by email at [email protected]

Even though this is my first year as a Cloverleaf Colt, I am already starting to “Bleed Green!” I am a proud mama to two boys (Cooper, age 3 and Parker, age 1). During my free time, when I am not chasing two busy toddlers around, I enjoy reading, hiking, and yoga. 

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