My name is Jennifer Godin. I have been a school counselor for 18 years in the Ogden School District. I have 3 kids, 2 sons and 1 daughter. My favorite things to do are golf, go on vacations, watch and go to football. I went to the University of Utah for college and to University of Phoenix to get my MAED to be a school counselor. I love working with kids and being able to help them develop skills to become healthy, productive adults. I feel that the school counselor should be a person in the building who creates a feeling of safety, trust and positive regard. I do implement effective classroom guidance lessons focusing on social emotional regulation, coping strategies, communication, problem solving, and decision making skills. I try to get into each classroom twice a month. I do provide individual and small group counseling that deals with self-esteem, making friends, anger control, and conflict mediation. I believe the goal of an Elementary School Counselor is to help children succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.
Counseling Department Belief Statement
We believe in students
At Lincoln we believe that every student is special and has the potential to achieve high goals. We work hard to create an environment that is mindful and optimal for learning. To support this, we have identified the following school wide rules:
The students are familiar with these rules and practice them in common areas as well as inside of the classroom. When you visit our school, you will notice that these rules are posted on the walls. We encourage you to discuss these rules with your student as well.
We believe in families
At Lincoln we believe that parents and families are important members of our community. A strong home-school connection is one of the biggest factors contributing to student success. If I can provide support or guidance in any way please don’t hesitate to contact me.
We believe in our Lincoln Community
At Lincoln we value our school community. I am here to support leadership, teachers, office staff, and support staff in any way that lends to the success of our community. As a team we are strong in cultivating a positive academic and social climate for the students.