School Counseling

Haley Elementary

Welcome, Haley Families!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am very excited to be joining the Haley community as your new school counselor. I recently moved from Wisconsin to Arizona and am looking forward to my first warm winter! I am here to support all Haley students and look forward to working with you.

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About Me

Name: Kristen Jochimsen (Students call me Miss J)

Years of School Counseling experience: 5 (Excited to start my 1st year in Arizona!)


Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (2011)

Master of Education in School Counseling, DePaul University (2014) Chicago, IL

Pets: Dog (Dempsey)

Hobbies: Running, hiking, traveling, reading

Sports Teams: Chicago Bears

Please fill out the Counselor Request Form (link below) if you or your child would like to talk with me. You can also call or email me.

Happening in August:

> School Counselor introduction/welcome video for all students. In this video, I will introduce myself, explain my role and how to contact me. This video will be delivered in Google Classrooms through classroom teachers.

> Collaborating with teachers in identifying students who may need additional supports or check-ins.

> Collaborating with teachers to gather information and data to determine universal lessons that will be delivered

> Communicating with parents for identified needs or supports.

The Role of an Elementary School Counselor

• Deliver universal social emotional lessons on topics such as identifying & regulating emotions, kindness, decision-making, and communication

• Use data to determine appropriate interventions

• Facilitate small groups

• Mediate peer conflicts

• Provide short-term counseling

• Collaborate with teachers & parents to support student success

• Respond to crisis situations

• Refer to community resources for additional support when necessary

The Essential Role of Elementary School Counselors

As a School Counselor, I align my work with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. Please look at the ASCA website for additional information.



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