Counseling

Ms. Boehlert poses outside for a photoMy name is Josie Boehlert, but the students know me as “Miss B.”  School counseling is my passion and I am grateful to serve your children every day!

I attended VCU for my undergraduate degree and earned a Master of Education through UVA. I spent two years teaching at a high school in a rural fishing village in Northern Japan.  I’m always eager to learn from other cultures. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and teaching fitness classes!

I feel lucky to be part of the Greenfield family. Thank you for sharing your wonderful dragons with me!

Marjorie_Boehlert@ccpsnet.net     (804) 560-2720 ext.2

Classroom Counseling

I visit classrooms each month to promote the well-being of our students. Topics include promoting respect, conflict resolution, stress-management, perseverance, anger-management, self-control, combating test-anxiety, career exploration, and more!

Small Group Counseling

Small groups may be offered to students who are experiencing commonly shared concerns. Emphasis is on problem solving and the development of positive attitudes and effective interpersonal skills. 

Individual Counseling

I enjoy meeting with students individually to help with a vast range of issues. School counseling is conducted with a goal of restoring emotional health so that the student may re-enter and thrive in the learning environment. Chesterfield County urges school counselors to refer families to counseling services in the community if the student’s need surpasses three meetings with the school counselor. Please let me know how I can assist your child!

https://www.chesterfield.gov/878/Mental-Health-Support-Services

I serve as the school’s “point person” on attendance. If a student misses school, please send a note with the reason of absence. When five days are missed without a note, an automated phone call asking for a note and encouraging attendance will be sent to families. After six days are missed, I will begin working with the family to create a plan to improve attendance. We will brainstorm together to solve transportation issues, create health plans, and overcome other obstacles that may affect attendance.

PBIS stands for “Positive Behavior Intervention and Support.” I lead the school’s PBIS team in defining clear behavior expectations so that students know how to be successful. Our dragons live by ROARS behaviors: Respect, Ownership, Attitude, Responsibility, and Safety. Students are taught to show ROARS in every area of the building and they can earn “dragon dollars” by acting as positive examples. Teachers set their own “buying days” when students may buy privileges with their dollars.