Hello! My name is Jerilyn Brooks and I am the Student Services Coordinator at Burnett Creek Elementary. This role is very similar to a school counselor. I am a licensed Social Worker that works with children and families. I LOVE working at Burnett Creek because the kids and staff are the best! I work with our students individually as well as in groups, but am also available to assist families in locating resources in the community such as food banks, outside therapy, and support services.
When I work with the children at BCE, we focus on skill building in a variety of areas like friendship, coping and anger management. I am also a special friend that is here to listen and help guide the children through difficult times. I run the Goodwill Ambassador Program as well. This program teaches kids about our school’s lifelines and how to apply them in life. The Goodwill Ambassadors are kids that stand out because they do the right thing and treat people right. The Ambassadors help with a variety of school activities, tours for new students and families, and community outreach.
So, here’s a little more about me in case you’re wondering. I graduated from Purdue University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Psychology. Over the last 14 years, I’ve worked in the Social Services field. I returned to school in 2009 and received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 2012. Although IU provided me with a fantastic experience, I will always be a Boilermaker!!
My husband and I have two children, Forest who is in kindergarten at Hershey this year, and Brynlee who is 2. We are a very active family that enjoys doing anything outdoors including fishing, concerts, baseball games, kayaking and swimming.
Feel free to call or email me anytime with questions or concerns. I am happy to meet with any student to work on any issue at hand and I welcome parent involvement. If you are in need of any services in our community, don’t hesitate to ask. If I don’t have the answer, I will find it for you!
Jerilyn Brooks 765-463-2237 x8736, firstname.lastname@example.org