Counseling Center (2-4)
Ms. Jennifer Hogan, Guidance Counselor
Ph: (724) 625-3161
Fax: (724) 625-3499
Welcome to this fun and exciting school year!
I am excited to be your new School Counselor for Mars Area Elementary School. I am glad to be back at Mars Area Elementary School after being the long term school counselor last year.
School Counselors support students in a variety of ways, both face to face and more “behind the scenes.” Behind the scenes we collaborate with and provide consultation to parents, school faculty and administrators, community providers, local agencies, etc. to help our students get what they need. We also coordinate school wide programs and events like Red Ribbon Week and Children’s Grief Awareness Day.
In our face to face work with students we provide classroom lessons on a variety of topics, small group counseling (topics based upon need, but common topics include friendship skills, social skills, girls leadership, etc.), and individual counseling. Please note, individual counseling is brief, and short term. This is not therapy. If you feel your child needs therapy I would be happy to help you find a provider that meets your needs. Children can be referred for school counseling by a parent, teacher, administrator, school staff member, school counselor, or by the students themselves!
For more information about what Elementary School Counseling, please visit: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/About-School-Counseling/School-Counselor-Roles-Ratios
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with concerns about your child – socially, emotionally, or academically. The best way to reach me is by email.
Thank you! I look forward to meeting you and working with your children!
Ms. Jennifer HoganSchool Counselor