Jefferson R-VII School District
Counseling Resources

The Counseling Department at Jefferson County R-VII is available to help students and parents with questions and concerns.  Students may request an appointment at any time; they may also be referred by teachers, administrators, or parents.

What role does the school counselor play in my child’s education?
The school guidance counselors at Jefferson County R-VII want your child to get the most out of school and life.  Guidance counselors are trained to help your child discover solutions to many different types of problems, learn about character, and become a good decision maker.

What can your child speak with the counselor about?
Jefferson County R-VII guidance counselors can help your child with….

  •    Personal problems that can affect your attitude and performance at school
  •    Social concerns such as how to deal with peer pressure and problems with friendship
  •    Academic issues including ways to improve grades, study skills, and organization

Guidance Counselors also…

  •    Meet with teachers and parents regarding a student’s academic, emotional, or social needs.
  •    Facilitate small group therapy sessions
  •    Make referrals to community agencies as needed

Contact information

Jared Marshall
Elementary (PreK - 5)    
(636) 937-7170
Kim Tessaro
Middle School
Debbie Runzi
High School
(636) 933-6921