Miss Jennifer - Student and Family Support Specialist
Phone: (607)356-3301 x265 while we are in shutdown please use email to communicate
Degrees and Certifications:
Associates of Social Sciences Alfred State College
Bachelor of Arts - Comperative Cultures (Anthropology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Language) Alfred University
Masters of Social Work currently in process through Universtity at Buffalo
Teaching Assistant Certification in NYS
NYS has opened up a hotline for those looking to speak with mental health professionals during this crisis. There are 6,000 mental health professionals who have volunteered to provide their services for free! COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline number: 1-844-863-9314.
Hello Students and Families,
What a time of uncertainty we are all in, but we're in it together. I am available by email from 10am-5:30pm daily.
I will be calling homes from 4-5:30 to see how I can support you in this time. Please note that the call will show up at "unknown" or "restricted."
If you would like me to call at a certain time, email me, and I will call then.
I am working on using this platform to deliver SEL lessons and resources. It is a work in progress, and will be updated regularly.
I will post Flipgrid links here soon. Miss Jennifer' Flipgrid
Please reach out to me. I am here to support you students and families, especially during these times.
Miss the kids, every minute of every day.
Weekly SEL Lesson for 03/30
The Anger Iceberg represents the idea that, although anger is displayed outwardly, other emotions may be hidden beneath the surface. These other feelings—such as sadness, fear, or guilt—might cause a person to feel vulnerable, or they may not have the skills to manage them effectively.
By exploring what’s beneath the surface, we can gain insight into their anger, such as other possible treatment avenues. For example, someone who realizes their anger is fueled by jealousy may benefit from communication skills, whereas someone who realizes their anger is caused by stress will benefit from developing self-care habits.
The Anger Iceberg worksheet can be used in multiple ways. It works well as a group discussion piece, or as an activity where we identify and circle our own hidden emotions. Try the following discussion questions to get started:
- Imagine a friend is facing a situation that’s similar to one of your own anger triggers. What emotions do you think they might feel, other than anger?
- In your family, or in the culture you grew up in, what emotions do people freely express? What emotions do they keep to themselves?
- Imagine a person who handles difficult emotions—such as sadness, fear, or hurt— effectively. How do they show these emotions? What do they do to cope with them?
- Anger is sometimes used mask emotions that make a person feel vulnerable, such as hurt or shame. Can you think of a time you expressed anger in order to conceal another emotion you were feeling?