|Mrs. Monica Distefano, ninth grade counselor at SJHS.||334.02 KB|
Throughout their junior high years, some students have personal problems big or small, and there is a group of dedicated people who are always there to help out with problems. That group of people is the counselors.
Mrs. Monica Distefano is a very well-known and loved counselor at Springville Junior High. Throughout the past three years she has helped many teenagers who either have personal problems or are just feeling unhappy about life. Whatever the reason, she is always prepared to talk to them.
"I have enjoyed counseling because I get to know a lot of students very well," said Mrs. Distefano. A lot of people are not familiar with the fact that these were her first three years actually counseling full time, whereas before she was only counseling half time.
"There has not been one thing I have not liked about these kids," said Mrs. Distefano. Students are at times shy or aggressive when they have to talk to a counselor, but she has liked all of the students that go in and out of her office, looking for advice or to transfer classes.
"I didn’t really expect a certain thing from any of the students," said Mrs. Distefano. With every new set of kids a counselor gets, some expect great others expect not so great things, but Mrs. Distefano did not, and that’s why she learned to get along with all the students. She talked to them and also grew to be loved by all of them.