Joy Elementary Counselor Page
Welcome to another school year Joy Cubs and families!
My name is Jennifer Frymark and I am entering my second year of being the school counselor at Joy Elementary and my third year at the school overall. I am excited about continuing to work with the students, families, and staff at Joy and further developing relationships that I have gained. I look forward to focusing on growth mindset this year with students and encourage parents to look into it as well.
I have lived in Alaska my entire life, was born and raised in Anchorage and moved to Fairbanks for college, earning both my bachelors and masters degrees at UAF, and never went back. I enjoy living in Fairbanks and am excited to stay along with my husband and dog and continue to be a part of the community.
As many know I will be out of the building on maternity leave during the 3rd quarter. Mr. William Emery will be covering for me during that time to continue to deliver classroom lessons and see students as needed. Mr. Emery was the counselor at Midnight Sun Elementary (formerly Badger Elementary) for many years before retiring and is highly skilled. Please welcome him to Joy Elementary and I look forward to seeing you all again after Spring Break.
School counselors are not able to provide therapeutic counseling services to students in school, but do work with students and families in challenging times, providing a safe place in the school and communicating/coordinating with other staff as needed. School counselors can also help connect families with district and community resources. The school counselor’s office is a safe place for students to come when they need help working through problems they might be having, whether academic or social/emotional.