Counselor's Corner



Jennifer Buchanan, School Counselor



Hello North Star families!  My name is Jennifer Buchanan.  This is my 14th year as the North Star Elementary school counselor.  As the school counselor, I help promote social emotional learning (SEL) through classroom SEL lessons at all grade levels, small groups, meeting with individual students, and facilitating our Mediator Program.  The social emotional learning work we do at North Star Elementary helps our students maintain appropriate social relationships, solve problems peacefully when encountering conflict, and manage their emotions when facing challenging situations.  We strive to help our students grow into positive, contributing community citizens.


As a school counselor, I follow the American School Counselor Association National Model (ASCA).



If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 742-3816 or email me:


Helpful Resources 

Kelso's Choices

Conscious Discipline

Love and Logic


In Kindergarten through 6th grade, we teach and encourage students to use Kelso's Choices as a way to resolve small problems.