School Counselor

staff jennifer riggleMy name is Jennifer Riggle, and I was recently hired as the School Counselor for Assumption-St. Bridget School. I received my Bachelor of Art’s degree in Psychology, with minors in Sociology and French, from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2007. I then went on to pursue and receive my Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in School Counseling, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. I had the privilege of working for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District in West Allis, Wisconsin, as a School Counselor for the past three years, while my husband pursued his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin. In March 2012, my husband was matched at his top choice residency program in general surgery: The University of Washington! We have greatly enjoyed the Seattle area this summer and look forward to more exploring in the years to come!

My work with the students and families at ASB will follow the American School Counselor Association guidelines for comprehensive school counseling program development and implementation as well as the mission and School-Wide Learning Expectations for ASB. School counselors assist students to achieve their highest potential academically, socially, and emotionally. The school counselor serves as a liaison between administrators, teachers, and parents to help all children reach their full potential. The counselor collaborates with staff and parents to help students achieve the desired competencies and to provide students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level. Counselors facilitate classroom guidance lessons, conflict mediation, small support groups, parent education, and personal safety classes. A counselor also provides individual and group counseling, consultation with teachers, specialists, and parents, crisis support, classroom observations, support with camps and retreats, and referrals to outside professional services as needed. At ASB, I will also serve as a member of the leadership team and the student support team at ASB.

To accomplish these tasks, on any given day, you may see me outside supervising students, teaching a classroom guidance lesson, having lunch with a small group, working one-on-one with a student in the classroom, on the phone consulting with outside agencies, collaborating with other teachers or educators, or meeting with a parent to discuss concerns. Please feel free to contact me by stopping in to ASB, sending me an email, or giving me a call. I am also available to meet with parents and/or students before and after school any day of the week. For more information on the recommended services provided to students, schools, and families by professional school counselors, please see my additional links on Comprehensive School Counseling, Elementary School Counseling, and Intermediate School Counseling. I look forward to meeting you!

Mrs. Riggle, School Counselor