Guidance

  • Mrs. Jazmin Roman                                                Mrs. Sarah Jehle 
    Guidance Counselor                                              Guidance Counselor
    p: (609) 631 - 4155 ext 3855                                   Kuser (M, W, F)
    e: jeroman@htsdnj.org                                          e: sjehle@htsdnj.org

     


    About US

    A message from Mrs. Jehle:

    Hi! My name is Sarah Jehle. I have been a Guidance Counselor at Kuser Elementary since 2016. 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 hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can help you with. 

    A message from Mrs. Roman: 

    Hi! My name is Jazmin Roman. I have been a School Counselor since September 2020. I started off as a Middle School Counselor and have had the pleasure of being here at Kuser Elementary since February 2024. I am so excited to meet each and every student. I look forward to working with all the families and our wonderful staff. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time to best support your child. 

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. 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. 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.

    2. 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

    3. How could my child see you?

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

    1. Teacher/Staff
    2. Principal
    3. School nurse
    4. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) - feel free to call me or email me
    5. Intervention & Referral Services Committee (I&RS)
    6. Child Study Team

    4. 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.

    5. 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 choosing an outside mental health professional.
     
     

    6. What are some other things the counselor does?

     
    The counselor is also Kuser Elementary's Anti-Bullying Specialist, Affirmative Action Officer, Data Team (MTSS) Coordinator, a member of the School Safety and Climate Team and the coordinator for the Student Support Team. Mrs. Jehle is the Case Manager for many of our students with Section 504 Plans.
     
    7. Do the counselors provide any lessons for the children?
     
    The guidance team all teach lessons for all the grade levels.  Some of the topics we teach are respect, responsibility, gratitude, empathy, perseverance, honesty, and conflict resolution.