Amanda Grethen, School Counselor
Amanda Grethen

Hello Bush Hornets and welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! My name is Amanda Grethen and I am the full time school counselor at Bush Elementary.  This is my second year working  with Fulton Public School and my second year as a school counselor. I received a Masters of Education in School counseling from Missouri Baptist University in May 2021.

My role as a school counselor is to assist students in successfully achieving academic, career, and personal/social developmental growth. It is my duty to provide a comprehensive school counseling program to ALL students so that they can achieve developmental success.  Throughout the year I will be interacting with students through weekly guidance counseling lessons, as well as, provide group and individual counseling as needed. I teach school guidance lessons to grades 3rd-5th and provide school counseling services for grades K-5th.

I am excited for my second year with Fulton Public schools and love being a school counselor at Bush Elementary. I enjoy seeing the students grow in their social/emotional development and learning new skills. I love advocating for our students and seeing students reach their full individual potential. I look forward to this school year and working with the students of Bush Elementary.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Amanda Heflin, School Counselor
Amanda Heflin

My name is Ms. Heflin and I am the halftime counselor at Bush Elementary. I have been a school counselor with Fulton Public Schools for three years. I will be providing counseling services and guidance lessons to grades K-2nd. I received my bachelor's in education from the University of Missouri and my Master's of Education in School Counseling from Stephens College. I am excited to continue working with such a great school and community.

Ms. Heflin & Ms. Grethen
Ms. Heflin & Ms. Grethen

If you are interested in your child receiving individual or group counseling services, please contact us through phone or e-mail.

Counseling Services

* Individual Counseling

* Small-Group Counseling

  • 30-minute sessions weekly for 4-6 weeks
  • Teacher or parent can refer a child for small group counseling, with consent from the parent
  • Possible Small Group Counseling Topics- New kids on the block, Anger Management, Self-Esteem/Motivation Building, Divorce/Loss, Friendship/Social Skills, Friendship/Social Skills, Study Skills, Coping Skills, Girl Relational Aggression Prevention

* Lunch Bunch

  • Students will eat lunch in the counselor's office with 4-5 other students from their grade level.
  • Provides the counselor an opportunity to meet with every child.
  • Provides an opportunity for the students to get to know other classmates.

If you are interested in your child receiving individual or group counseling services, please contact us through phone or e-mail.

Classroom Guidance

30 minutes every week we will be in your child's classroom

Monthly Topics:

August: Meet the Counselor

September: Kindness/Friendship

October: Drug Free/ Healthy Habits

November: Harassment/Bully Prevention

December: Feelings

January: Goal Setting/Careers

February: Cultural and Gender Differences

March: Careers

April: Study Skills

May: Family

Monthly Newsletter

We will be providing a monthly newsletter at the beginning of each month. The newsletter will be tagged in with Dr. Broadway's newsletters and can also be found on the district website. The newsletter will include information about the upcoming month to include counseling topics, resources, and activities. By reading the newsletter, you will find out what kinds of things Bush students are learning during counseling guidance lessons along with other valuable information (special events, dates, books, and/or resources).

Click here to view our October newsletter:

RED RIBBON WEEK: October 25 - 29
red ribbon week
Contact Information

Amanda Grethen: 573-590-8408

Office Hours: 730 am- 3:30 pm, M-F

Amanda Heflin: 573-590-8407

Office Hours: 12 pm- 3:30 pm

Emails and calls are returned within 24 hours/Mon-Fri if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.