John Adams Middle School Santa Monica


JAMS Counselors


Grade 6 - Negar Asiaban
310-452-2326 x 72207
nasiaban@smmusd.org
Grade 7 - Liz Cowgill
310-452-2326 x 72216
lcowgill@smmusd.org
Grade 8 - Laura Check
Department Chair
310-452-2326 x 72208
lcheck@smmusd.org
John Adams Middle School Counseling

JAMS Counseling

John Adams Middle School counselors help students better understand themselves and their world and assist them in developing positive educational, socio-emotional, and personal goals and skills.

John Adams Middle School Counseling Services

Individual Counseling: Counselors help students express concerns and problems, better understand themselves and others, and work toward positive educational, socio-emotional, and personal development.

Developmental Counseling Groups: Counselors help students learn from each other and share common concerns. These groups explore: feelings, values, attitudes, experiences, decision making, and interrelationships.

Problem-Centered Counseling Groups: Counselors help students deal with concerns that may be interfering with learning, such as disruptive classroom behavior, inadequate social skills, underachievement, and personal issues.

Counselors Work and Coordinate with:

Teachers: to evaluate behaviors and individual needs of students, to assist in enhancing the total development of children, to offer suggestions for behavior management, and to provide classroom presentations and workshops.

Parents: to promote effective parenting skills, to help with challenges that may be occurring at home, to encourage positive home-school relationships, and to follow up on the concerns and progress of the student.

Administrators: to provide the most effective learning atmosphere at school.

On-site Specialists: to promote maximum development of the students’ educational potential and to serve those with special needs.

Community Agencies: to make appropriate arrangements or referrals for additional support and follow-up services.

Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District