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The middle school years are a time of rapid social emotional growth that includes expanding interpersonal relationships and the need to resolve inevitable conflicts. JMS counselors utilize practices like restorative conversations and restorative mediations to guide students through the process of reflecting on their mistakes and behaviors and the ways to     repair harm to others.  

The WARM approach enables students and staff a consistently simple way to implement restorative practice. 


WARM Restorative Practice


our Mission 

The school counseling program at Jefferson Middle School provides equitable access to a data driven, developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive comprehensive school counseling program that     inspires all students to embrace their uniqueness and immeasurable              potential. In partnership with staff, families and community,                     we empower students to seek challenging and meaningful                         experiences that foster academic and personal growth                      preparing them for diverse career pathways where they       help shape a more just world as productive citizens. 

American School Counselor Association

Support Services 

Jefferson Middle School counselors deliver an ASCA aligned comprehensive school counseling program to all students.    Some of the services we provide include the following:

  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • Brief solution-focused individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Academic advisement and skill building
  • High school readiness
  • Career exploration and awareness
  • Interpersonal relationship support
  • Restorative mediation and conflict resolution
  • Bully prevention
  • Referrals to outside agencies
  • Parent/Guardian support via collaboration and conferences
  • Student focused staff collaboration for student success


Students oftentimes disclose private and confidential information to school counselors. The practice of confidentiality ensures that school counselors will not share the non safety related disclosures of students with others without their permission. When safety concerns are reported by students, school counselors must involve others to keep students safe. This includes:

  • Someone is hurting the student
  • The student wants to hurt someone
  • The student wants to hurt themselves

It takes all of us!

Anti-Racism Hotline (833) 485-1335

Counseling Team

Zac Craig  M. Ed. 
Professional School Counselor
7th Grade and 8th Grade L-Z
505-255-8691 ext. 20507

Stacey Sieberg  M.S. Ed. 
Professional School Counselor
6th Grade and 8th Grade A-K
505-255-8691 ext. 20506

Elayne Florek
Registrar and Secretary
505-255-8691 ext. 20508 






If your student is experiencing a mental health crisis,     please call 911.

If you are in need of more intensive support than a school counselor check-in, please call the NM Crisis & Access Line at 1-855-662-7474 for support. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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