Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 765-463-2237 x2018
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 assists children and families in a variety of ways. Students and I meet individually, as well as in groups, to build positive social and emotional skills. I also assist families in locating resources in the community such as food banks, outside therapy, and support services. I LOVE working at Burnett Creek because the kids and staff are the best!
There is a wonderful program at BCE that I get to run, the Goodwill Ambassadors! This program teaches kids about our school’s lifelines and how to apply them in life. Students who are chosen as Goodwill Ambassadors stand out because they do the right thing, treat people right and set a good example for others. The Ambassadors help with a variety of school functions including our holiday bizarre and school tours.
So, here’s a little more about me in case you’re wondering. Over the last 17 years, I’ve worked in the Social Services field. I graduated from Purdue University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Psychology. I returned to school in 2009 and completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University. Although IU provided me with a fantastic experience, I will always be a Boilermaker at heart!! Boiler up!!
My husband, Chad, and I have two amazing kids: Forest who is in third grade at Hershey Elementary and Brynlee who is in Pre-K. We are a very active family that enjoy doing anything outdoors including fishing, concerts, baseball games, kayaking and swimming.
Feel free to call or email me anytime with questions or concerns. This year may be a bit tricky because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but we are devoted to making this year as great as the rest! Whether I am meeting with students in person or online, I will do everything in my power to help them stay connected and have a safe place to share their feelings
Jerilyn Brooks. LSW, MSW