Brent Elementary

Counselor's Corner

August 9, 2018

Dear Brent Elementary Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am honored to be entering my fifth year as the School Counselor for Brent Elementary. As Finneytown Alumni and resident, I truly believe in this district and community. I strongly value building relationships with Finneytown students and their families. My goal is to support every child in reaching their full potential.

I am here to help students achieve personal, social, and academic success, as well as provide support for parents and staff. My services include group and individual social/emotional counseling, crisis intervention, character development, classroom guidance lessons, referrals to outside agencies, 504 plan management, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS), Student Support Team (SST), student advocacy and more. Creating a safe environment where families feel accepted is very important to me. I am committed to supporting life-long learning and growth to help students become responsible and productive members of society. Educating and preparing the next generation of productive and healthy citizens is what Brent Elementary is all about.

Brent school counseling referral forms and group surveys will be sent home with your child(ren) within the first several weeks of school. There is also an option to complete a referral form on the Finneytown website. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time, my door is always open. Feel free to stop in, call, or email me @ 513-728-3720 or

An exciting change this school year will include working with second grade students at Whitaker one day a week. I will collaborate with the second grade staff, students, and counselor to help support student transition to a new building. The Whitaker Counselor is still the main contact to use if your child is in second grade. I am very excited for the continued opportunity to serve the Finneytown community. I look forward to being part of such a wonderful school and educational team throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you for choosing Finneytown!


Nancy Rouse

School Counselor, Brent Elementary