TMS Counseling & Guidance

Dear Students and Families,

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes and uncertainties it has brought to what school looks like are challenging for many of us as a new school year starts. I continue to be here to support students with any academic, social, or emotional concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me by email or Schoology message to set up a time to talk. I will be offering both in person and phone appointments. 

I am checking and responding to emails and messages on Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

If help/support is needed when I am not available, both of the following services operate around the clock every day. In case of an emergency, please call 911.

  • 2nd Floor (for students)
    24/7 helpline for New Jersey youth ages 10-24 (no cost)
    Youth can text or call (888) 222-2228
  • NJ Perform Care (for parents/guardians)
    24/7 crisis mobile and follow-up counseling (no cost)
    (877) 652-7624 (parent must call)

~Alexandra Earle, TMS School Counselor 

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    Welcome

    Welcome to Tenakill’s Counseling and Guidance Services! 

    I am here to help our students have a successful school year by supporting them as they navigate the many ups and downs they may face in middle school.

    As a school counselor, I believe that all students can learn, grow, and develop if given proper support and a safe environment. As such, I work as part of a team of other school professionals to foster a supportive and caring environment in which students can meet academic and personal goals, work through challenges, and begin to explore their interests as well as their potential future educational and career paths.

    I look forward to a great school year.

    ~Ms. Earle

    Services Provided

    I provide a mix of individual and group counseling, classroom lessons, consultation, advocacy, collaboration, and school-wide programming to meet student and school needs. I work to highlight student strengths and resources and support students in learning to identify and take steps towards their own solutions.

     Some of my areas of focus include:

    • Transition and adjustment to school
    • Adjustment and coping with challenges
    • Managing stress and anxiety
    • Working through personal concerns and challenges
    • Identifying resources and exploring solutions to problems
    • Decision-making and motivation
    • Organizational and study skills
    • Academic support 
    • Intervention and Referral Services (I & RS)
    • Educational and occupational exploration
    • High school planning
    • Character development
    • Interpersonal skills, communication, and conflict resolution
    • Prevention (bullying, substance abuse, crisis, etc.)
    • Improving school climate 
    • Crisis response
    • Grief and loss
    • Harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) related concerns

    Students can make appointments to come see me as needed. Parents and guardians can also request that I meet with their child. Feel free to contact me via phone, email, or via Schoology at anytime. 

    getting to know your counselor

    I decided to become a school counselor when my oldest daughter started kindergarten, and I saw first-hand the positive impact that a counselor working closely with administrators, teachers, and parents could have on the feel of a school. I love what I do and am passionate about being part of creating a positive, supportive, and collaborative school in which all students can grow and take steps towards personal, social, and educational goals. When I am not at school I enjoy hanging out with my daughters, being outside, visiting farmers markets, hiking, playing tennis, simplifying, and spending time in coffee shops. 

    Credentials

    • MA in Counseling, Montclair State University 
    • ScB in Cognitive Science, Brown University
    • School Counselor Certificate, NJ DOE
    • National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
    • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified, Mental Health First Aid USA
    • American School Counselor Association Specialist Certifications in:
      • Crisis and Trauma Management
      • Grief and Loss
      • Stress and Anxiety Management