• Who is your School Counselor and what does she do??

    My name is Jennifer Krebeck and this is my first year at Smith Farm Elementary!

    I love Smith Farm--GO OWLS!!!                                                                                             Untitled

    I am married and have 2 children, Riley (9) and Wyatt (5).

    I graduated from Appalachian State University with an undergraduate degree majoring in psychology.  In May 2003, I earned my Master's degree in Community Counseling and worked as a therapist for children, couples, and families before coming to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

     

     

    What does a School Counselor do?

    As a School Counselor, I do many things to help support Smith Farm Students.  I provide:

    • Classroom Guidance Lessons which include teaching character traits such as Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, and Perseverance.  Lessons also include Career interests, Bully Prevention and Leadership, Team building, and stress/anxiety reduction.
    • Small Groups which can include anger management, grief counseling, self esteem, friendship skills, or anxiety reducing techniques.
    • Individual meetings with students which can include discussing a variety of issues that can keep a student from learning to their full potential.
    • Academically Gifted Coordinator helping identify those students who are academically gifted through testing.
    • Intervention Support Team Chairperson helping teachers and parents with students who are struggling academically or with behavior at school.

    Do you need to talk to the School Counselor?

    • Do you feel good about yourself?
    • Do you feel overwhelmed about a problem you are having?
    • Do you need help making friends?
    • Do you have trouble expressing your feelings?

    How to contact Ms. Krebeck:

    1. Fill out a slip of paper and put it in her mailbox in her room
    2. Email her at jmkrebeck@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
    3. Message me through powerschool
    4. Ask your teacher to send me a note about you.