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About a School Counselor

Who is the Elementary School Counselor?

The Elementary Counselor is an ESA (education staff associate) certified person with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. 

 What exactly is a counselor’s job?

My job is to ensure that all Jefferson Students feel happy and safe at home

and at school.  To help students achieve this I provide:

Support Groups:

  • Anger Management
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Mean Girls
  • Social Skills

 These support groups are conducted during recess time so students do not miss out on academics.

Character Education:

I visit every classroom monthly to discuss character traits.

Special Friends:

In collaboration with Kiwanis Club we connect students in need of positive adult role models with a Kiwanis Club member.  Each week the student and friend eat lunch, play games and talk together.

 Parenting With Love and Logic Classes:

This class will take place during the winter months.  Please look for a flyer in January.

Testing: 

I am the testing coordinator for Jefferson.  If you have questions about MAP or SBA, please call.

 

Why do students need counseling services?

Elementary students need Counseling Services because….

  • Children require academic and interpersonal skills to be successful in their every day lives
  • Children who understand feelings and can discuss them are able to cope more effectively with life’s problems
  • Children who have good self image make better learners
  • Children must deal with the reality of divorce, single parent homes, drug use and abuse, child abuse, and violence 
  • Children’s problems can be corrected more effectively and less expensively when preventative measures are used in the early school years.