Mrs. Sarah Jehle
p: (609) 631 - 4155 ext 3855
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?
- Homework tips
- Test taking strategies
- Organizational and study skills
- Managing transitions
- Identifying interests and aptitudes
- Goal setting
- Strengthening peer relationships
- Developing interpersonal skills
- Acquiring self knowledge
- Resolving conflicts
- Social media/internet safety
- Stress management
- Positive mental health
- Healthy decision making
How might my child see you?
Referrals to the school counselors can come from a variety sources, including
- School nurse
- Intervention & Referral Services Committee (I&RS)
- Child Study Team
A student can sign up to talk to me using a Google Form:
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.