Holsinger Avery

Avery Holsinger Avery Holsinger

School Counselor

Barry Elementary

 Hello, my name is Avery Holsinger and I am the K-5 school counselor at Barry Elementary. I began my career in the mental health field after graduating from Ottawa University with my Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I then attended Kansas State University and obtained my Master's degree in School Counseling. I currently live with my husband and our cats in Shawnee, Kansas, and during our free time we love to watch anything sports related, get outside, and hang with family and friends. I am so excited to get to know your students this year!

Elementary school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills, who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They implement a school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period. The program provides education, prevention and intervention activities, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. The program teaches knowledge, attitudes and skills students need to acquire in academic, career and social/emotional development, which serve as the foundation for future success. (American School Counselor Association, 2019)

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-436-9623