Our Education

Counseling

If you think your child is a saint

We Need to Talk

No children are perfect – but St. Paul’s helps our students develop the qualities that make parents proud. They’re kind. Curious. Compassionate. And they really, truly care about being their best. It’s no wonder we graduate some of Mobile’s most nationally recognized scholars, artists, and student athletes!
Our counseling program is an integral part of how we care for, shape, and encourage our students to be their best while also helping them develop empathy, set high standards, and become resilient young men and women ready to face life’s challenges head on. Starting with “Halo Habits” in Lower School, continuing with the national-recognized Olweus Program in Middle School, and culminating with academic advising and socioemotional counseling in Upper School, our dedicated, professional, and experienced counseling staff works tirelessly on behalf of our students. They’ve even created a “quiet room” where students (and staff!) can take a few moments’ break from the stresses of the world, listen to a soothing fountain, breathe in aromatherapy, and relax in a soothing massage chair.

Counseling Programs

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  • Advising Program: Grades 9-12

    It is important for all students to make a connection with a caring adult here at St. Paul's. Every student in high school is paired with an advisor (teacher/ coach/ administrator) for their entire high school career. The groups meet once a month to discuss planned topics of interest or concern.
  • Halo Habits: PreK-4

    Halo Habits is St. Paul’s unique character education program for grades Pre-K thru 4th grade. Our counselor, Mrs. Boteler, visits each class to discuss the monthly character trait. An information sheet is given to each teacher with quotes, activities, and related picture books to be used to reinforce the monthly character trait. Postcards and stickers are given to students who are “Caught using their Halo Habit”
  • Mr. Pickle: PreK-K

    Character is what a person is on the inside. At St. Paul’s Lower School, we want all students to be the very best “characters” they can be. PK and Kindergarten students participate in character education during their regularly scheduled library time each week. We use a program called “Mr. Pickle”. This program encourages the children to be “sweet pickles” rather than “sour pickles”. Each month we focus on a different character trait. These traits include “The Golden Rule,” manners, tattling, sharing, honesty, friendship, kindness, and making good choices.
  • Olweus, Bullying Prevention Program: Grades K-8

    The Olweus Program (pronounced Ol-VAY-us) is a comprehensive approach that includes schoolwide, classroom, individual, and community components. The program is focused on long-term change that creates a safe and positive school climate. It is designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, junior high and high schools (K-12). The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among schoolchildren and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy. The Olweus Program has been implemented in more than a dozen countries around the world, and in thousands of schools in the United States.

Meet Our Counselors

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  • Photo of Christy Logan

    Ms. Christy Logan 

    School Counselor
    (251) 461-2140
  • Photo of Marian Boteler

    Mrs. Marian Boteler 

    School Counselor
    (251) 461-2165
  • Photo of Morgan Hanson

    Mrs. Morgan Hanson 

    School Counselor
    (251) 461-2142

Contact

161 Dogwood Lane
Mobile, Alabama 36608
P. (251) 342-6700
F. (251) 342-1844