Welcome toMs. Jenna Pizzo
Phone: 201-383-3140Office: Room 108Mrs. Jennifer ReeseEmail: email@example.comPhone: 201-383-3141Office: Room 113George G. White School120 Magnolia AvenueHillsdale, New Jersey 07642Fax: 201-664-2715
Ms. Jenna PizzoI am an optimistic person and believe in the best in people. My ambition as a school counselor is to help each student work to their potential and also to assist parents and teachers in achieving this goal. My experiences in a middle school setting have provided me with success in helping students to identify and change their way of thinking and beliefs. In addition, I have assisted students to be aware of automatic thoughts and have implemented behavioral techniques and cognitive modification.
I feel that structured, directive sessions and implementing a variety of techniques, including journal writing and art therapy, have produced positive results and have opened lines of communication. I feel strongly that collaborative effort between the counselor, student, parents/guardians, administration, and teachers is necessary for student success and happiness.My degrees and certifications include: BA in English, MS in Educational Technology, MS in School Counseling, and Certifications in Elementary Education and English. I additionally am a certified Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC). I am very excited to continue this venture at George White!"Kindness is the highest form of intelligence." -Wayne Teasdale
Mrs. Jennifer Reese
Before becoming a School Counselor, I taught for over ten years in the classroom (grades 5-8). As a dedicated educator, my goal was always to promote a student’s self-esteem and to empower a student to use his/ her strengths to his or her best benefit. I helped my students to realize their potential by focusing on their accomplishments and reflecting on their past successes which, thereby, promoted their positive self-concept.
Now, as a School Counselor, my goal is to make the students that I counsel recognize that they are valuable, vital, and important individuals. By focusing on a student’s strengths rather than his or her weaknesses, by focusing on their successes rather than their failures, I will encourage each of them to recognize their potential and to strive for higher goals. . The environment that I create for all the students that I see within the school setting is one that promotes trust and builds self-pride and confidence.
Having been a member of the George White Middle School family for the majority of my educational career, I am very familiar with our school curriculum, our district’s policies, and the expectations of the students. Further, as a seasoned educator, I understand the ways in which students develop and how their learning is enhanced by family, school, and community collaboration. As a school counselor, I promote, develop, and enhance effective teamwork within the school and the larger community.
Teaching and counseling have the same goal--the best possible future for each and every student. I believe that both professions are laudable and worthy. Therefore, I am proud to have called myself a teacher, and now, I am proud to call myself a school counselor.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson