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Guidance Counselor

3 months ago

Mrs. Tenczar


Mrs. Tenczar

(413) 594-3464

Who is the Counselor?

Welcome Stefanik School returning families and new families.  My name is Mrs. Tenczar and I am the school counselor.  This is my 9th year at Stefanik and my 15th year as a school counselor.  I look forward to another exciting year. 

My role at Stefanik:

  • Providing support during a personal or family crisis (ie. parents separating, a death of a pet or loved one, illness, homelessness, house fire etc.)
  • Working with students and families to improve attendance
  • Classroom behavior support
  • Transitions (new students, pre-school or home to Kindergarten, 5th grade to Middle School)
  • Identifying strengths and areas for growth
  • Social skills development
  • Problem solving skills
  • Anger Management
  • Lunch Bunch and Recess Play Groups
  • Classroom Lessons as requested by teacher
  • Providing community resources to families
  • Facilitating communication between home, school and outside agencies (please sign a release of information if you would like school staff to speak to a Pediatrician, Therapist or Social Worker regarding your child)
  • Working with student and guardians regarding school refusal and/or anxiety about separating from the caregiver
  • 504 Coordinator

How can my child come to see you?

  • Self-referral
  • Parent referral
  • Administrator referral
  • Teacher or staff referral
  • Outside Counselor referral

 

What Services Do I Provide?

  • Individual
  • Small Group
  • Classroom Lessons

I provide brief, solution-focused individual counseling or small group counseling (typically 6 sessions.)   I will send home a permission slip for any of my formal groups (not if seen during lunch and recess.)

I also provide referrals to parents for outside agencies and therapists when the issues are more long-term or specialized.

ConfidentialIty: 

Whatever a child or parent says to me is confidential with the exception of student safety.

A parent or guardian may verbally give me permission to share pertinent information with school staff or they may sign a release of information so that I may talk to outside agencies.

 

Parents can call me at any time during school hours for a phone conference or to set up a face-to-face meeting.  Also please feel free to email me anytime.

I look forward to working with you and your child!

 

Confidentialiy:
Whatever a child or parent says to me is confidential with the exception of student safety.

A parent or guardian may verbally give me permission to share pertinent information with school staff or they may sign a release of information so that I may talk to outside agencies.
How can my child come to see you?
Self-referral

Parent referral

Administrator referral

Teacher or staff referral

Outside Counselor referral