Julianna Yeatman, M. Ed., VPS School Counselor

“Hello! Welcome to Vilonia Primary School! I am extremely excited and honored to serve as the school counselor at Vilonia Primary School. Education has always held a special place in my heart. Through my experiences as a school counselor, I’ve developed an unrelenting passion to help students succeed. Please browse this webpage for additional information and parent resources. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 501-796-2018 or by e-mail at julianna.yeatman@viloniaschools.org. I hope you and your family have a wonderful school year!”
— Mrs. Yeatman


The Role of the Professional School Counselor

Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, personal/social and career development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. Professional school counselors are employed in elementary, middle/junior high and high schools; in district supervisory positions; and counselor education positions.

The School Counselor's Role at Vilonia Primary School:

  • Provide individual and small group counseling to students in grades K-3
  • Provide whole-group classroom guidance lessons to all students in grade K-3
  • Work with students and families by providing support during a personal or family crisis (e.g., parents separating, death of a loved one or pet, illness, homelessness, house fire, etc.)  
  • Classroom behavior support
  • Social skills development
  • Assist with transitions (e.g., new students, adjustment to Kindergarten, moving up to FMIS)
  • Provide community resources to families in need of assistance
  • Anger management
  • Referrals to outside agencies for mental health services
  • 504 Coordinator
  • Standardized Testing Coordinator (School Test Coordinator)
  • Weekend Food Backpack Program Coordinator
  • P.I.T. C.R.E.W. Coordinator

How Can Your Student Visit the School Counselor?

  • Self-Referral
  • Parent Referral
  • Administrator Referral
  • Teacher or Staff Referral
  • Outside Counselor Referral

Student Confidentiality

A student’s right to privacy and confidentiality is 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 to other persons.

Articles and Tips for Parents/Guardians

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Ten Tips for Your Child's Success in School

Back to School Resources and Tips

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

How to Help Your Kids With Their Homework

Learning Disabilities

Appropriate Use of the Internet

Teaching Young Children Self-Control Skills

Teach Your Child How to Handle Teasing

Understanding and Raising Boys

Understanding and Raising Girls

Building Your Child's Character

Helping Your Child Cope with Natural Disasters

Careers:  Building Your Child's Future Together

Summer Activities and Tips for Parents

Eat Smart



Social and Emotional Issues Faced by Children and Families

Child Anxiety

Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias

Helping Kids Cope With Stress


Stop Bullying – Federal Government Campaign

Kids Against Bullying


Death of Loved Ones (Grief)

Helping Children Cope With Loss, Death, and Grief



Military Families

Military Families Cope With Change

Helping Children Cope With Deployment


Financial Struggles

Feeling Secure In Tough Times