Evaluation Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching StandardsThe University of Iowa College of EducationCedar Rapids Community SchoolsCedar rapids Education Association
for Elementary School Counselors
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Standard 8

Fulfills professional responsibilities established b the school district.

Criteria: The Teacher

Elementary Counseling Services

a. Adheres to board policies, district procedures, and contractual obligations.

  • Provides accessibility to counseling services during school hours
  • Adheres to Board policies

b. Demonstrates professional and ethical conduct as defined by state law and individual district policy.

  • Maintains confidentiality as appropriate
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reporter
  • Practices in accordance with professional code of ethics
  • Provides informed consent when appropriate (letters, newsletters, etc.)
  • Refers to appropriate outside agencies


c. Contributes to efforts to achieve district and building goals.

         Provides representation on building and district committees

         Participates in district initiatives


d. Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for all learners and staff.

  • Collaborates with teachers and parents
  • Serves as mentor for new staff/interns
  • Practices fairness and equity in interactions with ALL staff and ALL students
  • Differentiates services to meet the needs of students, staff, parents, and stakeholders


e. Collaborates with students, families, colleagues, and communities to enhance student learning.

  • Facilitates referrals to various youth oriented agencies such as YMCA, Big Brother/Big Sister, various camps, etc.
  • Provides referral/information exchanges with outside agencies (DHS, mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, etc.)
  • Follows-up on staff and parent referrals regarding students with personal concerns
  • Is involved with parents and community groups