Counselor's Corner

Madison Elementary-"Everybody Learning, Everyday!"


Welcome to Madison's Counselor's Corner! My name is Jessica Druschel. This is my eighth year at Madison and I am excited to continue working with students, staff, and families. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, comments, or concerns at 319-558-2749 Please see below for news, upcoming events, resources, and more. I will update at least monthly if not bi-weekly.

Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Collection

Pop Tabs Wanted!

Madison Elementary School will be participating in The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (RMHC – EIWI) ninth annual Pop Tab Collection Contest! Last year, Madison Elementary students, families, and staff collected over 137 pounds of pop tabs and came in 1st out of the CRCSD schools!! We hope to encourage kids to learn about recycling and to contribute back to their community by simply collecting and turning in pop tabs again this year. There is some background information below explaining the pop tab collection program.

We will have until April 1, 2017 to collect and turn in pop tabs into RMHC-EI. Each classroom will have a cardboard Ronald McDonald house where students can put their pop tabs in. The student ambassadors and Mrs. Druschel will collect the pop tabs from each classroom and keep a running count starting Monday, September 19th, 2016. We still have a large collection container in the school foyer as well. The two winning schools will be announced in April 2017 in coordination with Earth Day on April 22, 2017. RMHC – EIWI will coordinate with the two winning schools to plan the prize and presentation ceremony.


Hello! My name is Jessica Druschel. This is my eigth year as School Counselor in the Cedar Rapids Community Schools and at Madison Elementary. I have a B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Family Services and a minor in Psychology. I have completed a Master’s (M.S.) degree from the University of West Alabama in School and Guidance Counseling. Previous to Madison, I was the K-12 guidance counselor at Belle Plaine Community Schools for 2 years. I was also a long-term substitute counselor at Tilford Elementary in the Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools. I have also worked as a before and after-school programs coordinator in the Camanche Community Schools and coached basketball and volleyball at the middle and high school levels in various districts. Personally, I am married and have two children. My husband Desi works at the University of Iowa and is the Director of Baseball Operations. My son Jace is 12 and is in 7th grade. My daughter Halle just turned eight and is in 2nd grade this year! I love to spend time with my family and friends, be in the sun, play and watch sports, exercise, read, and watch t.v.