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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
  • Photo of Marie Mahovetz

    Ms. Marie Mahovetz 

    Guidance Counselor
    Florida State University - BS

WELLNESS NEWS

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    US Students Learn More About the Dangers of Vaping

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    Parents: The Assist team gave a presentation to upper school students about the recent vaping lung disease news. The Center for Disease Control is currently researching cases of a mysterious lung disease found in roughly 200 cases across the country. Scientists are linking vaping devices as the underlying cause. Please take a moment to talk with your child about the dangers of vaping. Research shows that when families have clear expectations about substances, children are more likely to talk with you openly and follow those guidelines. Click to see the content that was shared with students.

    The Assist team is a group of trained faculty members who address substance use prevention and early intervention with students. If you would like more information, please reach out to our school counselor, Sam Borkovic, at sborkovic@steds.org or 772-492-2218. 




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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Absolute Truth

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Absolute Truth

    Today's wise words are from Thích Nhất Hạnh. Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Zen Master and Vietnamese Buddhist monk author and peace activist, founder of the Plum Village Tradition which is a Monastery in southwest France:
     
    “If at some point in your life you adopt an idea or a perception as the absolute truth, you close the door of your mind. This is the end of seeking the truth. And not only do you no longer seek the truth, but even if the truth comes in person and knocks on your door, you refuse to open it. Attachment to views, attachment to ideas, attachment to perceptions are the biggest obstacle to the truth.” Thich Nhat Hanh


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Reinhold Niebuhr

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Reinhold Niebuhr

    Today's quote comes from Reinhold Niebuhr, yes I have used his quotes before. Mr. Niebuhr was an American Reformed theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor:

    “Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.” Reinhold Niebuhr


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