Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jaime Cranson
Dear S. Christa McAuliffe Families,
I am excited to introduce myself as McAuliffe’s school counselor. I am looking forward to working with you and your children.
A little about myself…
I am a Colorado native and could not see myself living anywhere else. I have worked in education for the past 18 years in the capacity of both teacher and school counselor. I have been working in Greeley for most of my career. I was previously a high school counselor at Greeley Central and am beginning my 4th year here at McAuliffe. Although most of my experience has been with an older age group, I am excited to work with younger students to help prepare them for high school and beyond. I just celebrated my 14th anniversary to my husband who also works in our school district and together we have 3 children. It is bittersweet this year as my youngest starts kindergarten here at McAuliffe. We love the life we have built here within the Greeley Community. WE ARE DISTRICT 6!
This year is definitely going to be interesting. On top of all our safety precautions, we will also be under construction with the addition and remodel. If nothing else, together, we will practice patience and flexibility. I am extremely excited to be back in the building and seeing the faces I have missed so much. Please know, my role at McAuliffe will continue to support both our in-person and online learners. Please don't hesitate to reach out. Supporting ALL students is what I am here to do.
What my role at McAuliffe looks like...
It is important to me that students understand that every choice has a consequence, whether positive or negative. By bringing my personal and professional experiences to a K-8 school, I hope to help students make this connection sooner, easing each transition. It is important to me that students are accountable for their actions and take responsibility for their choices.
Ways I will be working with your children…
- Classroom Lessons: I am scheduled to teach lessons in your student's classroom once a month. Lessons vary by age group but may include topics such as goal setting, social responsibility, anxiety, being a good friend, decision making, career awareness and exploration, etc... (With COVID precautions in place, this may look different than it has in the past.)
- Individual Sessions: I can meet with students to discuss any number of concerns. Typically, students can self-refer to me by filling out an appointment request form. As we look to limit the amount of paper used, students may email me or speak with their teacher as needs arise. Parents and teachers can also request that I meet with a student through phone or email.
- Group Counseling Sessions: I meet with groups of students for structured, scheduled group sessions that focus on a particular topic. These are created based on student need. Groups will be scheduled on a rotation so students are not missing academics at length. Parents will be notified and permission slips will be signed at that time. Parents may also recommend any student or topic if you think they would benefit from the experience. (THIS YEAR, GROUPS WILL BE HELD OUTSIDE AND WILL BE LIMITED TO FOLLOW STATE GUIDELINES)
It is important to me that students understand that every choice has a consequence, whether positive or negative. By bringing my personal and professional experiences to a K-8 school, I hope to help students make this connection sooner, easing each transition. It is important to me that students are accountable for their actions and take responsibility for their choices. In addition, I work with parents and outside professionals (pediatricians or therapists) to ensure that students' needs are met in the school setting. It is important the lines of communication are open between school and home to ensure the most success of our students.
Degrees and Certifications:
MA School Counseling BA Psychology
Mrs. Javondai Anderson
Hello my Soaring Silver Falcon Family,
My name is Javondai Anderson and I am the new school counselor here at McAuliffe! I have been a licensed school counselor for 9 years now serving in the northern colorado area. I have worked primairly with students K-5; however, I am trained for K-12 counseling. I look forward to working with my littles as well as getting some new experience with my bigs! Please do not hesitate to reach out and get to know me and ask any questions you have in regards to your students and their social, emotional, as well as academic journey.
A little about myself...
I am a school counselor as well as a mother and wife. I enjoy working in the school setting and I am very passionate about social emotional learning. I believe that when students can master their social emotional learning; school, friendship, and life become much easier! My style of counseling is very engaging as I love to hear the student voice and work from their lense. I believe that parents and guardians are a big piece to the support puzzle for students and enjoy collaboration. Outside of counseling, I love taking family vacations, being outdoors, running, and just being present with family.