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Hi! This year, we are very fortunate to have more than one counselor at Jefferson School. In addition to Mrs. Jaime LaRosa, we welcome Ms. Janice Dawer to our team!  

Mrs. LaRosa is a school counselor who also supports students at Washington School. She is scheduled to be at Jefferson on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Ms. Dawer also works with students at Tamaques School. She is scheduled to be at Jefferson on Monday mornings, Wednesdays and Fridays.   

Both of our counselors meet with the students individually to help with any problems (social, academic, behavioral, emotional, etc.) that may be going on. The children also may have the opportunity to participate in "lunch clubs". These clubs meet during their lunch time (when they eat, not during recess). They play various games that help to promote social skills, decision making, problem solving and self-esteem. There are times when the counselors also go into the classrooms and teach lessons. Some topics may include: bullying, tattle tales, anger management, conflict resolution, etc.

If you would like a counselor to work with your child in any way, please do not hesitate to call or email them.

Mrs. Jamie LaRosa  jlarosa@westfieldnjk12.org  

Ms. Janice Dawer jdawer@westfieldnjk12.org 

Phone: 908-789-4490 x6123

Jaime La Rosa & Janice Dawer

Student Support Counselor
908-789-4490 x6123