Peterborough Elementary School Counselor

Jennifer Swasey

The mission of the school counseling department is to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program that encourages the highest level of student achievement through growth in academic, career, and personal/social domains.

Vision of Peterborough Elementary: To empower students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and responsible community members.

Mission of Peterborough Elementary :To engage, support and inspire learning so that all students can achieve their full potential.

Master Degree in School Counseling and Human Resource Development

Certified in Life Space Crisis Intervention

District Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer

Trained in Advanced Elementary Responsive Classroom

About Mrs. Swasey

I am a certified School Counselor in the state of New Hampshire. I graduated from Dakota Wesleyan and South Dakota State University. I have 20 years of experience working in high schools and elementary schools.

I have been with the ConVal School District since 2014. For several years I was a school counselor for GES, HES and FES. 2021 is my first year serving the Peterborough Elementary School. I am excited to work with the wonderful faculty and staff, students, and families of Peterborough Elementary.

When I am not at school my hobbies include hiking and kayaking with Mark, my husband. We have two daughters. Avery is a senior at ConVal. Addison graduated from ConVal in 2020 and is now attending Emerson College.

We have one dog, Gracie and two cats, Ahsoka and Schmidt, whom I love dearly. They make me smile every day.

I can be reached by email at

If you want to refer your child for counseling services, you can fill out this form: Parent KReferral Form

Keep it on your Mind...

Be Respectful, Safe and Kind.

Social Emotional Classes

Meets every other week for 30 minutes

Unit 1 -Skills for Learning

Unit 2 -Empathy

Unit 3 Emotional Management

Unit 4- Problem Solving

Unit 5- Bully Prevention

Conversation starters with your child

  • What was the best part of your day?

  • What was something you struggled with today?

  • Who made you smile today?

  • How were you helpful today?

What was hard for you today and how did you handle it?

What are you going to do differently tomorrow?

Tell me about something you learned today.