Glenwood Ridge Elementary School

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Counselor's Corner

Mrs. Cook & "Google”
Mrs. Cook & Google Glenwood Ridge Elementary has a School Counselor as part of 

its instructional staff. Your Counselor:

  • Counsels children individually and in small groups
  • Consults with teachers, parents, school staff, and community agencies
  • Leads classroom counseling lessons in grades K-5 which focus on character education, anti-bullying, drug education, and careers
  • Has a trained assistance dog that is used in the therapeutic process and in many other ways within the school system
  • Works with the professional school staff to meet the needs of all students

Referrals to the Counselor’s Office

Students can be referred to the counselor by a teacher, parent, or other staff member. While confidentiality is an integral part of the counseling relationship, children are encouraged to share their concerns with their parents.



The counselor’s door is open to all parents and their children. However, it may be wise to schedule an appointment by calling 913-724-3536 or email The counselor keeps a schedule much like a teacher and may not be able to accommodate drop in appointments.


Google, Assistance Dog

Google is a trained assistance dog from Kansas Specialty Dog Service. They are a non-profit organization that places assistance dogs with the disabled. Googe is placed with Mrs. Cook for therapeutic purposes. Mrs. Cook has been using dogs in her counseling program since 1994 and Google is her third professionally trained dog. Google has many roles at school including unconditional acceptance of every child, modeling, behavior modification, grief counseling, and many more. Google is the most popular staff member and has a very busy schedule! For more information on Google or to donate to KSDS, please access the website


Counseling Curriculum

The counseling curriculum is based on the Kansas State Standards for School Counselors. Topics include: anti-bullying, drug education, careers, social skills, and character education.


Favorite LInks:


Google on the News


Google in Leavenworth Times


Kansas Specialty Dog Service (Google’s birthplace and Trainers)


Six Pillars of Character


Social and Emotional Developmental Milestones


Typical Development Milestones for Grade-Schoolers


Children's Therapy and Family Resource Centre


Child Development Tracker


Social and Emotional Development in School-Age Children


Common Mental Health Disorders in Children


Treatment of Children with Mental Illness


Understanding ADHD