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As the guidance counselor at Saint Edward’s School, Samantha Borkovic is fortunate to build relationships with students of all ages. Ms. Borkovic is a member of the American School Counselor Association and is a National Certified Counselor. As the guidance counselor, Ms. Borkovic is devoted to supporting social, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being of all students. Ms. Borkovic works closely with faculty and staff on-campus to ensure Saint Edward’s School is a vibrant, healthy community that prepares the next generation of leaders.

Our Guidance Counselor Provides the Following Services and Care:

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  • Student & Family Support

    1. Meets with families to discuss their child’s needs 
    2. Meets with students individually or in group settings to provide mental health resources and assistance
    3. Assesses and refers students who may benefit from short term counseling from community professional(s) with parental permission
  • Faculty & Campus Wide Support

    1. Meets with teachers regarding any social-emotional or academic needs of students
    2. Provides professional development workshops for faculty
    3. Works closely with other support staff at SES: the Director of Learning Support Services, Chaplain, and School Nurse to care for students
    4. Contributes to the Advocacy and Assist programs, both integral parts of the lives of the Upper School students and teachers
    5. Incorporates character education curriculum in all levels

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  • Ms. Samantha Borkovic 

    Guidance Counselor
    Ohio Wesleyan University - BA
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - MEd

WELLNESS NEWS

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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Spiritual Practices

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Spiritual Practices

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Today's wise words are from pastor and author Brian McLaren. These words come from his book titled Finding Our Way Again, The Return of the Ancient Practices (page 14):
    Spiritual practices are actions within our power that help us narrow the gap. They help us become someone weighty, someone worthy of a name and reputation, someone who makes survival worthwhile by turning life’s manure into fertilizer. They’re about surviving your twenties or forties or eighties and not becoming a jerk in the process. About not letting what happens to us deform us or destroy us. About realizing that what we earn or accumulate means nothing compared to what we become and who we are. As such, spiritual practices are pretty earthy, and they’re not strictly about spirituality as it is often defined; they’re about humanity. Which brings us to the second reason they’re important – aliveness.
    Spiritual practices could be called life practices or humane practices, because they help us practice being alive, and humanely so. They develop not just character but also aliveness, alertness, wakefulness, and humanity.


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: This is What's Important

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: This is What's Important

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Today's Wise Words come from Iain Thomas. Mr. Thomas is a South African author and poet:

    And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, 'This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!' And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, 'No. This is what’s important.'


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: The Preciousness of Life

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: The Preciousness of Life

    Marie Campione
    Today's Wise Words come from a Polish-born American rabbi and leading Jewish theologian and philosopher of the 20th century; Abraham Joshua Heschel. With all that is going on this month from Valentine's Day to the Year Anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Rabbi Heschel's words speak directly to the preciousness and frailty of life.
     
    “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”


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1895 Saint Edward's Drive
Vero Beach, Florida 32963
772.231.4136