Welcome to the TJ Counselors' Corner!School 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.Mission Statement
The mission of the WTPS's Elementary Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses positive character traits, as well as social, organizational and problme solving skills. The school counselor will work in partnership with administration, other educators, parnets/guardians, and the community to help students meet their academic potential.Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC)
Click here for the Association of the Student Assistance Professionals of New Jersey roleAccording to the Federal Regulation (42 CFR Part 2), the Student Assistance Coordinator cannot disclose to anyone information that a student discusses with them without the permission of the student. There are only two exceptions to this law. The first is in instances where the student expresses the desire to hurt himself/herself or another person. The second exception involves situations of abuse. In both cases the SAC is obligated to inform school or legal personnel. However, there are a few exceptions to this law. If a student tells the SAC that he/she wishes to hurt himself/herself or anyone else, actions must be taken to prevent this from happening. Also, if a student discloses that abuse is happening to him/her, the SAC has the obligation to report the abuse. With this confidentiality law, students feel comfortable disclosing information to their SAC.
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Phone: 856-589-8248 Ext. 3808
Degrees and Certifications:
BS, Human Services Counseling - Old Dominion University MA, Psychology and Counseling - Regent University Certification: School Counselor
Mr. Charles Vogt, School Counselor
My goal is to meet the educational standards of the students and provide intervention strategies to assist teacher, through the Intervention and Referral Services team.
Students needs are addressed through a variety of means. I provide classroom lessons to students in grades 1-5 that cover topics such as but not limited to Respect and Responsibility.
I also provide individual counseling to students, encompassing various concerns, but not limited to grief and loss, conflict resolution, anger, and social/emotional development.
I also provide group counseling to students for grief and loss and social skills/friendship development.
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 Assitance Coordinator (SAC), for Whitman Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, and Wedgwood Elementary School. I graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice, and MA in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University. My role as SAC involves supporting students, teachers, families, and fellow counselors in times of need.
As well as working for the Washington Township School District, I am the Municipal Alliance Coordinator for Washington Township as it pertains to coordinating drug and alcohol prevention assemblies throughout the school district and community. I also coordinate the Christmas Angels Program within Washington Township.
I am a member of the Animal Welfare Association, and I enjoy traveling to various baseball stadiums across the U.S. with my family and relaxing on the beach.