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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 and inspires all students to embrace their uniqueness and immeasurable             potential. In partnership with staff, families and community,                 we will empower students to seek challenging and meaningful                       experiences that foster academic and personal growth                          preparing them for diverse pathway careers where they             help shape a more just world as productive citizens. 

Support Services and Programs

Jefferson Middle School counselors deliver an ASCA aligned comprehensive school counseling program to all students. Some of the services and programs 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
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Bully prevention
  • Referrals to outside agencies
  • Parent/Guardian support via collaboration and conferences
  • Student focused staff collaboration for student success

Confidentiality

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

Counseling Team

Courtney Elkins  MA 
Professional School Counselor
7th Grade and 8th Grade L-Z
courtney.palermo@aps.edu
505-255-8691 ext. 20511

Stacey Sieberg  MS Ed.
Professional School Counselor
6th Grade and 8th Grade A-K
sieberg@aps.edu
505-255-8691 ext. 20506

Elayne Florek
Registrar and Secretary
elayne.florek@aps.edu
505-255-8691 ext. 20508 

STUDENTS

FAMILIES

STUDENT SAFETY REMINDER

 

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.

KINDNESS MATTERS

Being kind to yourself and others is a great way to practice self-care during a stressful time.

A Great Jet is A Kind Jet. Practice Kindness.

JetKIND Be Both