Guidance

  • Mrs. Sarah Jehle
    Guidance Counselor
    p: (609) 631 - 4155 ext 3855
    e: sjehle@htsdnj.org

     


    About Me

    Hi! My name is Sarah Jehle. This is my fifth year as the Guidance Counselor at Kuser Elementary. I am so excited to see what this wonderful year has to hold. I look forward to working with parents, staff, and students this year. Please do not hestitate to contact me if there is anything I can help you with. 

      

     FAQs

    Does the counselor provide individual counseling?

    Individual counseling is a portion of the comprehensive school counseling program. Students have the option to visit the school counselor in a confidential setting with the permission of the teacher or with a note from the counselor. Individual counseling is generally short-term and goal-oriented. Students are encouraged to discuss fears, stress, anxiety, family troubles, safety, academic concerns, social conflicts, and a wide variety of other subjects. If a student needs ongoing therapy, the school counselor will facilitate a referral to an outside mental health professional.

    How can a counselor help your child?

    Academics                    

    1. Homework tips    
    2. Test taking strategies
    3. Organizational and study skills
    4. Managing transitions

    Career

    1. Identifying interests and aptitudes
    2. Goal setting

    Personal/Social

    1. Strengthening peer relationships
    2. Developing interpersonal skills
    3. Acquiring self knowledge
    4. Resolving conflicts
    5. Bullying
    6. Social media/internet safety
    7. Stress management
    8. Positive mental health
    9. Healthy decision making

    How might my child see you?

    Referrals to the school counselors can come from a variety sources, including

    1. Teacher/Staff
    2. Principal
    3. School nurse
    4. Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
    5. Intervention & Referral Services Committee (I&RS)
    6. Child Study Team

    A student can sign up to talk to me using a Google Form:

    https://forms.gle/Gayjz3euWUcranii7

     

    What is kept confidential when the counselor meets with a child?

    Part of being a professional school counselor is adhering to the American School Counseling Association’s Ethical Standards. My primary obligation is to the student, who is to be treated with respect. I also respect the role of parents and guardians. I will keep information confidential unless disclosure is required to prevent clear and present danger to the student or others, or when legal requirements demand that I reveal information.

    Are there any limitations to the services a school counselor can provide?

    Although school counseling helps many children, there are sometimes emotional issues or significant crises that may require intensive individual or family counseling. School counselors can provide a list of community mental health resources to assist you in choose an outside mental health professional.
     

    What some other things the counselor does?

     
    Mrs. Jehle is also Kuser Elementary's Anti-Bullying Specialist, Affirmative Action Officer, Interevention & Referral Services (I&RS) Coordinator, a member of the School Safety and Climate Team, the coordinator for the Student Support Team and the Case Manager for many of our students with Section 504 Plans.