School Counselors

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Jefferson has 3 school counselors in the building: Tiffani Schley, Tara Bruckner and Alysa Holly.  Mrs. Schley started at Jefferson as the school counselor in 2008.  Mrs. Schley works Mondays, Tuesdays and every other Wednesday and Tara Bruckner  works Thursdays, Fridays and every other Wednesday. Tara Bruckner has been a school counselor in neighboring districts for 13 year but this is her first year in the MPSD. This is Alysa Holly's first job as a school counselor (though she did intern in MPSD last school year). We feel that it is important to let parents/guardians know about our role at school and how we can work together.            

Our role is to ensure that ALL students experience a positive environment, so they can reach their full academic, social and emotional potential.  We help educate students to become responsible members of our community through: developmental classroom guidance, small groups, and individual counseling.

  • DEVELOPMENTAL CLASSROOM GUIDANCE:  We teach in your child’s classroom weekly or bi-weekly (depending on the grade) for 30 minutes.
  • SMALL GROUPS:  Small groups are typically formed based on needs that are noticed by teachers, parents, and/or ourselves.  Groups may also be formed based on needs identified with the PBIS data our school staff are collecting.
  • INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING:  Children may meet with us for a wide variety of reasons from friendship quarrels to decision making to organization.  These sessions may be a one-time situation, become more regular sessions, or as needed.

Below are some topics (but not limited to these) that we assist our students, families and staff with:

  • Behavior management
  • Bullying/harassment
  • Academic success
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger management
  • Grief
  • Separation/Loss
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Friendship
  • Social skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Junior High transition & preparation
  • Assertiveness skills
  • EXCEL (Gifted & Talented)
  • Protective Behaviors and Safety
  • Self-Control
  • Family change

As school counselors, we are here to make your child’s school experience the best it can be.  Many times when a student sees either of us, it is for help with a minor school issue.  But please be aware that if your child is experiencing something more significant, we will contact you.  Please feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions.  We are happy to help in any way we can. Working together with you is extremely important to us.

Your Jefferson School Counselors,

Tiffani Schley (Mondays, Tuesdays, and rotating Wednesdays)
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Tara Bruckner (Thursdays, Fridays, Rotating Wednesdays)

Alysa Holly (Wednesdays)

T: (920) 663-9392