The Magic of Learning

Counseling Office

Welcome to the John Marshall School Counseling Office website!
Jessica Rodriguez, School Counselor
Please click here for Ms. Rodriguez's Bitmoji Classroom 

Growing up in today's world can be a challenge. All children face typical worries - such as making friends and coping with peer pressure. Some students are forced to deal with divorce, death, poverty, violence, abuse, and bullying. At John Marshall Elementary school I help children cope effectively with both developmental issues and crises. Elementary school years set the tone for developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for our children to become healthy, productive life-long learners.

Elementary school counselors can help students:

  • Feel good about themselves
  • Experience success in school
  • Communicate effectively
  • Develop positive relationships
  • Increase acceptance of diversity
  • Cope with stress, life changes, and crises
  • Prevent or manage conflict

Elementary school counselors can help parents:

  • Understand how to help their children achieve academic, social, and emotional potential
  • Recognize their children's accomplishments in relation to their abilities
  • Enhance their relationship with their children's schools
  • Gain access to services for their children

Elementary school counselors can help teachers:

  • Understand the developmental needs of students
  • Provide special assistance to individuals or groups of students
  • Provide units on life skills and educational issues
  • Obtain useful materials and resources
  • Maintain contacts with community agencies

                                                     Intervention & Referral Services

Do you need assistance finding different ways to help your son/daughter both in and out of the classroom?

Check out newly posted academic and behavioral intervention strategies, download publications on

effective teaching practices, and use tools that streamline classroom assessment and intervention at Intervention Central:

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Ami Hoffman, Principal or Mrs. Joann Dulina, Vice Principal with any questions or concerns at 732-650-5370 or by email:

Helpful websites for parents:
Parent Link - helpful resources from health/wellness, Development/Behavioral health, parenting and early learning, career & family transitions.
Helping Your Child With Homework
Helping Your Child Succeed in School
Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen
Metuchen-Edison YMCA