Jenny Lane

South Royalton Elementary School

Topics, Peer Group, and Classroom Lessons
Based directly upon:
-School Counselor Standards, Vermont Department of Education – State Board of Education Manual of Rules and Practices (Licensing Endorsements, Page A-72 to 74)
-South Royalton School Mission Statement
-Vermont's Framework of Standards

1. Healthy and Informed Choices (3.5, 3.7)
-Identify indicators of social and emotional health for student's age and/or stage of development
-Positively affect the health, safety, and well being of self and others

2. Productive and Satisfying Relationships (1.13, 3.10, 3.13)
-Listen actively and respond to communications
-Perform effectively in teams – solve problems, create solutions
-Know roles, responsibilities in family, school, and community

3. Career and Lifestyle Choices (3.14, 3.15, 3.12)
-Demonstrate dependability, initiative, productivity
-Know about various categories

4. Conflict Resolution (2.2, 3.11, 3.12)
-Interact respectfully with those with whom they have differences
-Learn effective problem solving
-Demonstrate healthy interactions

5. Diversity (4.4, 4.3)
-Understand the concept and effect of prejudice
-Understand cultural expressions characteristic of particular groups

6. Social and Emotional Language (1.15, 3.3)
-Demonstrate respect for self and others
-Interact respectfully with others
-Use verbal and nonverbal skills to express self effectively
-Exhibit anger and teasing management
-Know sufficient, appropriate emotional identification and vocabulary – move beyond mad, glad, sad

7. Self Awareness, Self Understanding, Self Advocacy
-Acquire attitudes, knowledge, and skills to be successful in school and to develop in a healthy way

K-7 Guidance Counselor Jenny Lane's training is in clinical psychology (Stephens College, BS), therapeutic recreation (UNC Chapel Hill, MS) and creative arts therapy (Pratt Institute, MPS). Such training helps Ms. Lane draw out information, ease a situation or teach a skill with specific art or activity exercises. Children may tell their parents that they drew a picture or played a game. Such vehicles for interaction and change often seem to help more than only talking. 

If you have any questions at all, please call Jenny Lane at 802-763-7740 ext. 2008, or email her at Please don't hesitate to call at any time. Our school voicemail is always on. Parents and teachers are our greatest allies in making sure we don't miss a troubled child. Ms. Lane is also willing to research or to consult in any way about a child.