Counselor: Mrs. Betsy Hussey
Phone: (614) 478-5560
The school guidance counselor at Jefferson Elementary is Mrs. Betsy Hussey. She holds a master’s degree in guidance and counseling with special preparation in principles of child growth and development, individual and group counseling, communication skills, testing and test interpretation, and elements of career development.
Mrs. Hussey conducts classroom guidance lessons in addition to holding small group and individual counseling sessions as needed. The classroom guidance activities are based on the Skills for Life Course of Study adopted by the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education. Classroom activities include developing student skills in decision-making, social interactions, conflict resolution and communication.
Mrs. Hussey assists teachers and other school personnel as they provide an environment that is conducive to learning. She also works with parents to promote home/school relationships, and to help understand their child’s progress in school.
Mrs. Hussey serves Jefferson Elementary two and one half days per week on A, B, and C a.m. days.