School Counseling Program 

    Hello!  My name is Julia Baik, M.Ed., the School Counselor at Madison Avenue Elementary School.  This page provides you with information about MAE's School Counseling program, which is an integral part of the educational program by providing support, guidance and life skills. Its structure is three-pronged, providing services for:
    • Information and Prevention
    • Development and Support
    • Intervention and Redirection
    Support may be requested from the counselor through: self-referral, parent referral or teacher referral.  As a counselor, I consult and collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents in effort to provide a comprehensive support system for students.  
    At MAE, we also implement the kingdom system as part of our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) program. By implementing the kingdom system, our goal is to strengthen the school’s community and encourage students to see themselves as part of a school family.  This teaches them to make good choices for the benefit of everyone in their community, to work together for everyone to be successful, to work towards a common goal along with peers, and to understand that consequences for making bad choices can affect not only self but also others.  This system aims to encourage a real sense of pride and achievement for the students by fostering community spirit and giving them an opportunity to contribute to something bigger.
    If you have concerns for your child at any point during the school year,
    please don’t hesitate to contact me at 601-856-2951 or jbaik@madison-schools.com.