Hello Tara Oaks Elementary students and parents! My name is Jana Blanchard and I am the school counselor for grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. This is my 17th year in education and my 7th year serving at Tara Oaks. I am so blessed to have this job and to be able to work with the best kids in America day after day!
As a school counselor, I perform the following roles in order to promote positive development in academic, career, and personal/social domains:
- Individual Counseling
- Small Group Counseling
- Classroom Guidance
- Academic Intervention
- New Student Tours
- Career Day
- Response to school crisis or emergency situations
- Observe students in various school environments
- Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, and students
- Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issues
Please take a moment to browse through this site to see what your School Counselor is doing at Tara Oaks!