Greetings St. Joe’s families. I’m thankful to be serving as your Professional School Counselor. I will be in my office, also known as the “calming room” at St. Joe’s, on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. I will also be available to meet with our students who have gone the virtual route via secure ZOOM meetings. This is my 14th year of school counseling, and I have worked with students ages Pre-K-12th grade addressing such topics as:
- Building social skills
- Helping arrange academic support when needed
- Learning life skills (i.e. response to disappointment, anger, fear, etc).
- Increasing self esteem
- Strengthening peer relationships
- Managing Anxiety
This will be a unique school year, but I’m here to help. Please see the attached links both for our students and parents. In addition, here is a link to the paperwork parents need to sign in order for their child to meet with the professional school counselor.
Lastly, the counselors of the Diocese of Knoxville are publishing a newsletter called “The Counselor Connection” to provide additional support and helpful information, especially during COVID-19.
The Counselor Connection Newsletter
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, I’m here for you! Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SJS Professional School Counselor