Counseling & Mental Health

The counseling program at Chief Jo Middle School provides services to support the personal/social, academic and college/career needs of CJMS students. This site is intended to connect students and families of CJMS to school and community resources. 


The screener consists of a brief rating scale that is going to be completed by each student.  This screener helps staff to understand the strengths and needs of our students and to make effective plans at the whole school, class, and individual level.  We are continually working to support the needs of our school community,  including school-wide programs such as positive behavioral interventions and supports and our social-emotional learning curriculum.  It is important that your child feel that academic learning is their focus at school and that the adults they work with each day are doing all they can to create a safe and supportive environment. 

If you would like more information about the universal screener and the other supports we have at our school, you can visit the webpage for the RSD Mental Health Assistance Team or email your school counselor.  


There is  the option for your child to not participate in the screener. If you choose to opt out of this opportunity, please fill out the opt-out form. Please note that by completing this form, your child will not be included in the Spring school-wide screening. This opt-out is for the Spring screening window only. Opt Out GoogleForm 



CJMS Counselors 

Shayla Pambrun (A-G)- 

Deborah Wheeler (H-O) -

Ashley Edwards (P-Z) -