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Counseling Services

At Lakota, the counselor's role is an integral part of the educational experience of each child. Our mission is to serve each student's individual, academic and developmental needs.

School counselors at every Lakota school assist in the development of the whole child through personal, social, educational and career counseling. The foundation for this begins in elementary school and continues throughout the student's school career. Elementary counselors are highly involved in fostering safe, healthy, nurturing environments for children and participate in their school building goals and strategies that support an optimal learning environment.

Counselors help set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills children need to become healthy, competent, and confident learners. Teamwork is essential as counselors work with students, staff, parents, and community resources to provide support for students to achieve their goals.

To meet licensure requirements, Ohio School Counselors must obtain a Master’s degree in the field of counseling and a license/certificate from the Ohio Department of Education. School counselors remain current in their field by meeting continuing education requirements.

School guidance curriculum areas include:

  • Academic Support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills;
  • Goal setting and decision-making;
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning;
  • Education on understanding self and others;
  • Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills;
  • Character education;
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness;
  • Dealing with loss and grief;
  • Transition support/adjustment to change; and
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Counselors assist student, staff and parents in a variety of ways.


  • Individual counseling
  • Group guidance and counseling
  • Academic support
  • Peer education
  • Peer support
  • School climate
  • Transition to new schools
  • Crisis intervention
  • Support groups
  • Career education


  • Classroom guidance activities
  • Academic support and addressing underachievement
  • At-risk student identification and implementation of interventions to enhance success
  • School climate
  • Behavioral management plans
  • Student data and results
  • Student assistance team building
  • Classroom speakers



  • Communication & Networking
  • Academic planning
  • Parent education
  • Career awareness programs
  • One-on-one parent conferencing
  • Interpretation of assessment results
  • Referral to community agencies and resources

Meet Our Counselor

Terri Lauderback

My name is Terri Lauderback and I am the School Counselor.  I am excited to be here in Adena this year and I can’t wait to get to know everyone! I am originally from Northwest Ohio near Bowling Green. I went to college at Miami U where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I also attended Xavier U where I received my Master’s in School Counseling. I have been in education for 14 years.  This is my 6th year as a school counselor, and my first year in Lakota.  I have been at Eaton Middle School for the past 4 years, and I was a teacher in the Northwest School District prior to that.  My husband and I have 4 daughters.  Jordan, 22 and Jenna, 21 are both West graduates. Kayla is a Senior at West and Kendall is in 8th grade at Plains.  Please let me know how I can help you and your student this year. I am here for you.  I look forward to a great year!

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

513-777-0100  ext. 13519