About Me
Welcome to the Petal Primary School  Counselor website. My name is Courtney McArthur and I am the counselor for Petal Primary School.  I lam so excited about the 2016-2017 School Year! It is going to be a great year ! 
 
In addition to all the counseling services I offer (support groups, individual sessions and support to teachers and staff), I am also teaching: Character Education. As some of you have noticed by now, the activity rotation now includes 7 days (labeled A-G). Each class at Petal Primary school (pre-K -- 2nd grade) will be visiting Character Education in their rotation. I have based all of my lessons on 6 overarching character traits (based on the “Six Pillars of Character”): caring, trustworthiness, fairness, respect, responsibility, and citizenship. I will be using a variety of techniques such as games, songs, puppets, art, and stories to help children grasp these concepts. I am excited about this new venture and all the growth it will bring to the PPS family.
 
My Education
I am from Hattiesburg, MS and received my Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. I will always be a Golden Eagle! Southern Miss to the Top!  After working several years in Hattiesburg, I decided to move on to Graduate School and pursue a Counseling Degree. I moved to Lynchburg, VA where I received my Masters of Education in School Counseling.
 
Again, I could not be more excited to be working here in the Petal School District. Thank you all for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to getting to know you all.
 
I can be reached via phone or email:
601-554-7244
courtney.mcarthur@petalschools.com 
 
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