Hello My Name is Lillian Grymes-Bridge,
I am the school counselor of Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School
As your school counselor. I work with students, teachers support staff, county staff, parents/ guardians and members of the community. I am an important part of a team that works to create a positive learning environment for all students reflective of our school’s core values – safety, respect and responsibility.
I look forward to building rapport within the building and continuing to help develop successful NBJ students.
School Counseling is for everybody!
Part of my job is to get to know NBJ students and assist them in feeling safe and connected to school while they’re with us.
Much of my work with student is confidential, which means I respect students’ right to privacy. If there is information that I need to share I will definitely establish the appropriate contact!
Nancy B. Jefferson Counseling Program Mission:
It is the goal of Nancy B. Jefferson Counseling Department to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic, career and personal social needs of our students. We will consider the unique differences of our students and strive to advocate effectively for successful transition of court detained youth. We believe that all student can be successful and will implement activities to promote positive behaviors ha will enhance the learning process and promote social emotional development for “at risk” youth. We will strive to ensure the counselor provides a nurturing and supportive environment to students who are enrolled for a short period of time. We will work in a partnership with all stakeholders to attain this goal.
Guidance Curriculum: Classroom lessons are developed to provide models for and instruct students for skills in academic, career and personal/social development for all students
Individual Student Planning: Activities are coordinated to help students plan, monitor and manage their own learning in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development.
Responsive Services: These services respond and react to the immediate needs of students in terms of a crisis in the school, family or community.
System Support: The following activities establish, maintain and enhance the program, using data to implement components in the overall school counseling program.
Benefits to Student, Parents and Staff:
The Counselor is an integral part of the total high school program. Some of the benefits for the school staff, students and parents are
Congratulations Ms. Rizzo, on receiving a Donors Choose grant for the “Sphero Heroes” project!
Congratulations Ms. Johnson, on receiving an Oppenheimer Family Foundation Grant for the Karma Garden!
Nancy B Jefferson Alternative School
1100 S Hamilton Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60612
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