School Counselor

Welcome to the Amity and Holmes School Counselor Page!

Mrs. Amy McKnight is the School Counselor at Amity Elementary.  Mrs. McKnight has 20 years of experience working with students in a school setting. As a school counselor, she is a member of school teams that work to assist students in achieving their academic goals as well as their social and emotional development.  As the counselor at Amity Elementary, she will collaborate with parents, teachers and administrators to ensure the success of each student. 

Mrs. McKnight will work with students in the classroom, small groups and on an individual basis as needed.  Parents and teachers are encouraged to contact Mrs. McKnight to make a referral for their child/student.  Students can also talk with Mrs. McKnight by leaving a note or visiting her office.  

This year, two curriculums will be implemented school wide to teach students skills for social-emotional learning.  Grades K-4 are teaching Second Step in the classroom each week.  Second Step is a “program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive.”  The 5th and 6th grade classes will implement Thriving Learning Communities (TLC).  TLC is a “research based approach to knowing and catalyzing individual character strengths that motivate learners of all ages to be their best selves and to perform at their highest levels.”  These programs will teach students many skills that will help them navigate social relationships as well as develop an awareness of their emotions in order to make positive choices.  

Achieving Excellence Together!

Amy McKnight

Guidance Counselor