Welcome to the Big Island Elementary School Counseling website! Here you will find resources to help you understand how school counselors can help you.

About Mrs. Petty:

My name is Kayla Petty and I am the school counselor at Big Island Elementary School! I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Liberty University. This is my 3rd year here at Big Island Elementary. I love being your school counselor and know that I have the best job in the world!

As a school counselor, I provide a wide variety of services to meet children’s academic, social, and emotional needs. I serve as an advocate for all students by putting supports in place to help them reach their highest potential! The services I provide include:

  • Classroom counseling lessons
  • Small group counseling
  • Individual and crisis counseling
  • Consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators
  • Outside referrals
  • And so much more!

I am here to help YOU and YOUR CHILD!

Contact Information:

YOU the student can ask to speak to the Counselor OR your parents and teachers can ask for you. When not at school, I can be reached most easily by email at [email protected] or by calling BIES at 434-299-5863 during regular school hours.

If you have an emergency or need immediate help for depression, suicidal thoughts, or other serious mental health issues, please call 911 or the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988.

Confidentiality Statement:

A student's right to privacy and confidentiality it the basis for an effective counseling relationship. Confidentiality ensures that school counselors won't share students' disclosures with others except when the student authorizes it or when there is a clear and present danger to the student and/or others.