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 using this platform to deliver SEL lessons and resources. Each week there will be a new lesson.
I have posted many Flipgrid videos for SEL Lessons. 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 Week of 06/15/20
Oh my goodness, we've made it to the last week of school. This week for social emotional literacy I wanted to talk to you about leadership. Being a leader is a very important role in many places and for many reasons. I believe that we all have a gift to share with the world, for some of you that gift is leadership. We often look at leaders as those who inspire us, and help us, usually solving problems. How can you be a leader in your own life? How can you inspire others? How can you solve problems? When we are young, we think that we don't have the power to do this, but many young people have not let that stop them. Greta Thunberg is a wonderful example of what a young leader looks like. Here are two storys about leadership that I hope get you thinking about your own feelings of wanting to do more! Have a great summer. Lead with kindness. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Please keep sharing how you feel, it is important that we hear your voices.
Try the mindful exercise of belly breathing,
Sit tall with legs crisscrossed or lie flat on the floor, place your hands on your belly, as you breath in notice your hands moving up as you breath in, and down a you breath out, repeat as long as needed for calm and peace. Ms. Jennifer uses it all the time to calm down and help her brain work better!
Always be the kind and thoughtful kids I know you all are. I appreciate each and every one of you. We are all valuable in our own unique ways. Each story is worth telling and hearing. Listen with your hearts.
I'm going to leave these reading resources up for the summer.