Stephanie K. Boudreaux, M. Ed., NCC, PLPC
Phone: (225) 261-3341
FAX: (225) 261-3490
Mrs. Stephanie Boudreaux has been the counselor at Central Private School since 2012. Stephanie holds a Masters of Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans and is an alumnus of Louisiana State University. Stephanie also graduated from Central Private School in 2004, where she attended since the 2nd grade. Currently, she is working towards her licensure by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) Board of Examiners and is certified as a Counselor Intern. In addition, she is certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She is a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), Louisiana School Counseling Association (LSCA), and the American Counseling Association (ACA).
Hello, Parents and Students!
My goal this school year is to continue assisting and encouraging our students to be successful as students and young men and women of Central Private School. As most of you are aware, I am here to help the students with their academic progress, personal growth, social awareness, and their transition from high school to the college level. I service all grades, Preschool through 12th grade, and I absolutely enjoy working with every student here.
In the elementary, I focus on discussing topics to the whole class, and I frequently appear as part of my guidance curriculum. Each topic is developmentally appropriate and usually touches on relevant areas of information such as friendship, feelings, communication, working together, and many other topics as deemed necessary.
In the middle school, my lessons focus on study habits and organizational skills, as well as communication in this social media-heavy world. The students are encouraged to individually meet with me as needed.
In the high school, the topics are more heavily focused on academics as we begin the discussion of graduation requirements and transitioning to college. As the students grow older and identities are formed, individual visits are encouraged and are more appropriate for covering a range of topics.
I also work as the coordinator for many of our academic programs. ACT prep classes are scheduled throughout the year so students can achieve success on the ACT. College recruiters make occasional visits to enhance the student’s knowledge of college requirements and to receive personal attention from each representative. Furthermore, in the last 3 years, CPS has held an annual college fair that all high school students can attend to aid the students as they decide their college and career choices. Each senior class in the last 3 years has participated in job shadowing where they earned experience and knowledge by shadowing a person in the career field of their choice. Additionally, community programs such as AHEC offer our high school students the opportunity to experience careers in healthcare.
I work with students as they participate in academic rallies each year through MAIS and the Southeast District Literary Rally and Louisiana State Rally. Out students place typically in the top 5 in categories such as English, Math, & Social Studies. Our students also volunteer their time and effort through academic clubs such as BETA and National Honor Society where they participate in community service drives.
If you have any questions or concerns, I encourage you to contact me.
I look forward to meeting and working with each of you!
A student may request an appointment with the counselor by a verbal or written request. Students must have the permission of their classroom teacher to see the counselor. An emergency situation (a student is a threat to himself/herself or someone else, a personal crises such as illness or death in the family) does not warrant a formal request. All students are encouraged to visit the counselor’s office to discuss areas of concern. The counselor will meet with all students in the manner of individual sessions, small group sessions and/or classroom visits. The signing of the handbook acknowledgment form gives permission for the counselor to meet with a student as well as refer any student experiencing issues to counseling outside of the school setting.
A parent/guardian may request a conference with the counselor to discuss their student’s personal needs or concerns. In fact, parents are strongly encouraged to contact the counselor as any assistance is greatly appreciated in helping your student achieve their personal potential.