My name is Jana Rojas and I am the Elementary Counselor/CST Social Worker at Old Farmers Road School. My goal is to provide your children with a positive sense of caring, respect, and community at school. It is a privilege to work with your children, and I enjoy coming to school every day. OFRS is near and dear to my heart, as I also began my "career" here as a kindergarten student!
When students feel socially and emotionally competent, they are ready to learn! For some children, this comes naturally, and for others...they may need a little bit of support and guidance. Please see below for a general idea of what my School-based Counseling and Character Development Program provides for your children:
School-based Counseling: Confidential short-term individual and/or small group counseling for children who may be experiencing difficulty with adjustment, anxiety, behavior, and/or any social-emotional concerns. Children may be referred for counseling support by their teachers and/or their parents. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child and I will do my best to assist you and your children.
Character Development: Classroom lessons address school-based issues that kids face every day. Problem-solving, bullying, friendship skills, and conflict resolution are some of the topics that are covered.
Child Study Team Social Worker: As a member of the Child Study Team at OFRS, I work in collaboration with the LDT-C and School Psychologist to implement strategies and accommodations to meet the learning needs of all of our students.
Member of the I&RS Committee: The Intervention and Referral Services Committee is a collaborative committee comprised of the teacher, student's parents, literacy instructor, LDT-C and school principal. The purpose of this committee is to brainstorm and implement a plan to best meet the needs of each learner.
Anti-bullying Specialist: I share this position with our school psychologist. My role in this position is to foster a positive school culture and climate in an effort to prevent acts of bullying at OFRS. The investigative portion of this position is performed by our school psychologist, Mrs. Nicole Drury. Please refer to the www.wtschools.org website for further information on the HIB (Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying Policy).
Please feel free to contact me anytime at (908) 876-3865 x 4136 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to speaking with you!