Mrs. Kinsey has been a 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 School Advisor is to promote life-long learning through a positive school experience. 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.
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 School Advisor to meet with children from the time of the referral until termination of services.