Hello!  My name is Kara Baxter and I want to introduce myself as the school counselor at Mill Road and Bainbridge Elementary Schools for the 2019-2020 school year!  This is my seventh full year serving as an elementary school counselor in the district!  I am a graduate of West Chester University of PA with a master's degree in elementary and secondary school counseling.  Prior to working as a school counselor, I worked for a local behavioral health agency in the area as a Mobile Therapist and a Behavioral Specialist Consultant.               
    One very special role of the school counselor at Mill Road and Bainbridge is being a C.U.B.S. teacher.  C.U.B.S. stands for Children Understanding and Building Skills.  I teach C.U.B.S. for Mrs. Nagle's 1st grade and Mrs. Nein's 2nd grade class weekly on fundamental social skills such as understanding feelings, friendship, bullying, kindness, accepting differences and self-control.  We also explore topics including mindfulness and growth mindset, truly focusing on having students develop their coping toolbox to manage adversity throughout their lives.
    In addition to serving as a CUBS teacher, I meet with students individually as needed for counseling on concerns relating to school, friends or home.  I also help parents through the referral process for outside counseling when needed.  I will be planning various small groups on topics based off student needs ranging from friendship, focus/attention, self-esteem, leadership, changing families, anxiety and social skills.    If you receive an informative letter for one of the groups listed, your child has been selected to be a member of a small group.  Please feel free to contact me to discuss the group in further detail.  



    I look forward to working with you and your students this year!  

    Contact Information:

    Kara Baxter, M.Ed. 

    School Counselor 

    Mill Road Elementary School 

    Bainbridge Elementary School 


    Mill Road (Days 1, 2, 3AM) -717-361-7424 ext. 80707

    Bainbridge (Days 3PM, 4, 5) - 717-426-4203 ext. 72100