Welcome to the Counselor’s Corner!
Here are some ways
that I can help to support your Sherman student and family:
Classroom Guidance Lessons
I teach lessons on social and
emotional skills to all students at Sherman.
These lessons vary based upon the needs of each class. One program that I use is called Second Step,
which includes lessons on learning skills, emotion management, empathy and
problem solving. I also teach bullying
prevention lessons so that students can learn to recognize, refuse and report
bullying at school. Another program I
use is called Kelso’s Choice, which helps students to learn conflict management
skills to solve their own problems. I
may also teach other lessons, such as goal setting, personal safety, and more
as needed. I send home letters with
students to let families know which lessons their child will be learning each
I run a variety of counseling
groups at Sherman. Groups typically
include between 3-6 students from the same grade level and work on a variety of
skills. These may include emotion
management (dealing with anger, anxiety, or other emotions), social skills
(making friends, solving problems, etc.) and other groups based on the needs of
As a school counselor, I do not
have the resources to provide long-term individual counseling for
students. However, I am happy to meet
with students on a short-term basis to help with their social and emotional
needs. I am also able to do check-ins
with students on a regular basis. I can
also provide information about counseling resources in our community.
I am always happy to meet with
families to discuss ways to support students.
This may include making plans for success at school, providing resources,
or advising parents on strategies that may help their children. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there
is any way I can support your child and/or family.
I can provide support to students
as they transition between grade levels and schools, including kindergarteners
entering Sherman and fifth graders moving on to middle school. I also plan on working on some career and
college programming to help students make goals for the future.
Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or
would like support for your child.
Karen Jaskar, Sherman School Counselor
firstname.lastname@example.org (253) 571-5442