Welcome to Wedgwood Counseling!
Counselor's Hours: 8:40am - 3:55pm
Note: For crisis, use our district Local Services ListSchool CounselorSchool counselors have Master's Degrees and are professionally trained in the three domains of school counseling: academic success, career readiness, and social/emotional development. Click here for the American School Counselor Association description of the elementary school counselor. Under Multi-Tiered System of Supports, direct counseling services include: school-wide activities, classroom lessons, individual planning or counseling, group counseling sessions, referral to resources.Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC)The SAC is an additional school counseling department personnel to assist students with social-emotional needs and target prevention/intervention strategies and programs related to substance abuse. Under Multi-Tiered System of Supports, direct SAC services include: school-wide activities, classroom lessons, individual or group sessions, referral to resources. According to the Federal Regulation (42 CFR Part 2), the SAC cannot disclose confidential student information related to substance abuse without the permission of the student. Click here for the Association of the Student Assistance Professionals of New Jersey role.Department Vision/MissionThe District School Counseling Department's Vision/Mission is Building Better People by helping students achieve school success and plan for their future.
All About Our Staff!
Phone: 856-227-8110 Ext. 3604
Degrees and Certifications:
BS, Elementary Education - Mount Saint Mary's University MEd, School Counseling - Loyola University Certification: School Counselor
Mrs. Kristi White, School Counselor
Mrs. White joined the Wedgwood Elementary staff in 2015. She received a Bachelor of Science from Mount Saint Mary's University with a specialization in Elementary Education in 1998. She earned a Master of Education from Loyola College in Maryland in 2005 specializing in School Counseling. Before joining the staff at Wedgwood Elementary, she was working with students in the Elementary Education program at Rowan University as a supervisor for field placements. Prior to this experience, she was a sixth grade teacher and counselor in the Baltimore County School district in Baltimore, MD for ten years. As a former Washington Township resident, Mrs. White was excited to return to the community.
Mrs. White is the I & RS team leader, school testing coordinator, 504 coordinator and serves on the school's Olweus committee. Mrs. White currently works with the students in the classroom, in small groups and individually (short term). Mrs. White focuses on the academic, personal/social and career success of our Marvelous Mustangs! You can follow Mrs. White on Twitter @wwelemcounselor.
Mrs. White enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Phone: Ext. 3858
Degrees and Certifications:
BA, University of Delaware - Criminal Justice MA, Rowan University - Student Personnel Services Certifications: Special Education Student Assistance Counselor Supervisor Leadership Anti-Bullying Specialist SAC Law
Mrs. Sandy Conlin, SAC
Hello, I am Sandy Conlin, the Student Assistance Counselor/Anti-Bullying Specialist for Whitman Elementary School, Wedgwood Elementary School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. I graduated wth my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from The University of Delaware, and Master of Arts in Student Personal Services from Rowan University.
My role as the SAC counselor involves supporting students and their families, teachers and counselors in times of need. As well as working for Washington Township School District, I am the Municipal Alliance Coordinator for Washington Township where I coordinate drug and alcohol grant for prevention programs and assemblies throughout the school district and the community. I also coordinate the Washington Township Christmas Angels Program, helping families throughout the community.
I am a member of the Animal Welfare Association. I enjoy traveling to various baseball stadiums throughout the United States with my family and relaxing on the Beach.