2018-2019 School Year!

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Richmond Diversity Days is COMING!

February 19-22, 2019

“Take a Trip Around the World”

 “Oh the People You’ll meet”

Help us to celebrate the uniqueness in all of us!   

                                 Jody Calarco
                                School Counselor
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Feel free to contact me at 262-538-1360 x121

 Welcome to my page!  I am the Elementary School Counselor and work primarily with the JK -5th grade students.  However, I always tell the students, "Once my student, always my student!

I have been in education over 20 years (12 years as a middle school Social Studies Teacher and 11 years as a school counselor at Richmond!). I earned my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from UW-Whitewater and my Bachelor's Degree in Education from St. Norbert College.

I wear many hats: I teach classroom guidance, organize and present school-wide programs, facilitate a wide variety of counseling and Charge Up groups, as well as work individually with students and families.  I co-facilitate the PBIS Middle School Leadership Team and am a trained Love and Logic facilitator, the PBIS Internal Coach and the Trauma Sensitive Schools coach. 

I am the proud mom of 2 high schoolers!  With their sports and activities most of my free time is spent sitting in bleachers or driving them places!  I wouldn't change it for the world! When we are not at sports, we love to be outside hiking or walking our dog!




Why do kids need school counseling?

Children learn best when they feel good about themselves and their relationships with others.

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• Children who understand their feelings are better able to control their behavior.

• We know that stress can affect focus and learning, but its impact can be reduced with proven self-regulation strategies.

• Schools, parents, and communities that communicate and collaborate provide the most effective support to children.

• Attitudes formed during elementary school shape future attitudes towards learning, self, and society.