Welcome

 Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
Guidance and Counseling Department

Laura Kaplan- Director of Guidance
908-273-3414
Cathy Kronen - Secretary
908-273-1193


When students enter Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) each one is assigned a school counselor who will help guide them through their three years in middle school.  The school counselors work with students and families to make the middle school experience a happy and successful one.

Counseling is a process that offers a safe environment to explore feelings and discuss concerns. Through this process, counseling can help students and families explore new ideas, problem solving skills and coping strategies.

There are many issues and concerns that may come up during the middle school years.  Some of the things a counselor can help with are...
   * Assisting students to make decisions about friends, relationships, and/or other social concerns
   * Learning to cope with the many academic challenges and personal problems that students face
   * Developing positive self-esteem and character traits
   * Discussing courses and levels to enhance student's performance
   * Providing study skills and organizational strategies
   * Exploring career options
   * Supporting the families as their child progresses through the middle school years


                                                                                                                                                    


COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS 2016-2017
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
Larry Johnson
A-E
A-E
A-E
Stefanie Jurista/Jennifer Ilis
F-Mc
F-La
F-L
Elke Luftig
Md-Se
Lb-Ri
M-Rh
Cristina Casani
Sf-Z  
Rj-Z
Ri-Z  
*- There may be students out of alphabetical sequence

COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS 2017-2018
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
Larry Johnson
A-Fl
A-E
A-E
Stefanie Jurista/Jennifer Ilis
Fm-Le
F-Mc
F-La
Elke Luftig
Lf-Ri
Md-Se
Lb-Ri
Cristina Casani
Rj-Z  
Sf-Z
Rj-Z  
*- There may be students out of alphabetical sequence


Please feel free to reach out to your child's guidance counselor at 908-273-1190.  Each counselor's extension and email address are listed below:
        
 Counselor Extension Email
Mr. Larry Johnson
4508
 ljohnson@summit.k12.nj.us 
Mrs. Stefanie Jurista/Ms. Jennifer Ilis
4510
 sjurista@summit.k12.nj.us
Mrs. Elke Luftig
4586
 eluftig@summit.k12.nj.us
Mrs. Cristina Casani
4509
 ccasani@summit.k12.nj.us
Ms. Michelle Rainaldi
(Student Assistance Counselor)
4517 mrainaldi@summit.k12.nj.us