Sara N. Newman, M. Ed., CSC
Professional School Counselor
Carver Elementary School
Phone: (512) 943-5072
Hello Carver Colts!
My name is Sara Newman, and I am the School Counselor for the Carver Elementary School Community. My background as a Texas educator began in 1995, when I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree (Hook 'em!) and became a teacher certified in Special Education. My first year I taught in Taylor I.S.D., and moved to G.I.S.D. in the fall of 1996. My teaching experience includes serving elementary students in Special Education in both small groups and self-contained, General Education Math and Reading Intervention, Dyslexia B.L.S. small groups, and Content Mastery for all students. My time teaching in G.I.S.D. has taken me to several elementary schools including Williams, Cooper and Ford. In 2013, I graduated from Lamar University with my Master of Education in School Counseling, and became a Certified Professional School Counselor (CSC). I served as a school counselor for Tippit Middle School from July 2013 to June 2016, prior to coming to Carver. My husband and I have two children, and both are GHS graduates.
The Carver Counseling Office provides many services to support student success. Some examples include: classroom guidance lessons (district initiatives & character education), small groups (with parent permission), individual visits, ♦coordination of benevolence, mentors/PALs, GT testing, and others. As your school counselor, it is my goal to be available to the Carver Community, including students, families and staff. Several resources have been provided for your information, which may be accessed by following the included links.
Carver Elementary is an Early Act First Knight® campus. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, EAFK® is a character education curriculum provided by Knights of the Guild, an educational subsidiary of The Randall Parr Organization, Inc. EAFK® is highlighted by its medieval theme, including knights telling stories and awarding medals at special ceremonies during the school day, which will occur 6 times during the school year. Students are nominated to receive the award based upon their choices and demonstration of the focus trait. One student in each classroom will be awarded a medal at each ceremony, and the 5th graders are actually knighted. (Parents of students receiving awards will be contacted by the teacher. Students should not be told ahead of the assembly, in order to be surprised when their name is called out during the ceremony, and their parents arrive from within our castle set.) You can discover more about EAFK® by going to www.eafk.org.
♦Please note important dates (benevolence, testing window, etc.) included on the calendar within this website.
My family and I enjoy Texas wildflowers!