Mrs. Kinsey has been a Home/School Advisor with Portage Township Schools since 2004. She has bachelor degree of Sociology and a Master of Science Degree in Human Services with a concentration in Social Work and Community Services. Before coming to Portage Township Schools, Mrs. Kinsey worked for Porter-Starke Services and Porter County Juvenile Probation.
The mission of a Home/School Advisor is to promote life-long learning through a positive school experience. Home/School Advisors provide support services to students through individual, or group sessions and classroom presentations. Topics include, but are not limited to, behavior, self-esteem, divorce, conflict resolution, life-skills, social skills, test anxiety, friendship, new student, grief, substance abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse.
Home/School Advisors provide services to students when there is a referral from a parent, teacher or principal. Once there is a referral, it is the Home/School Advisors job to decide whether the student is more appropriate for an individual or group setting. It is the job of the Home/School Advisor to meet with children from the time of the referral until termination of services.