Ms. Harmony Schwier - School Counselor, Grades Pre-school to Grade 4
Welcome everyone to the 2021-2022 school year at Manasquan Elementary School. I am looking forward to starting a new year as the elementary school counselor.
If your child is in grades pre-K through 4th grade I am their counselor. I believe in fostering the curiosity, imagination, and intelligence of all students by creating an equitable and comfortable school environment. My role as school counselor helps guide students in maximizing their social, emotional, and academic potential. I advise and assist numerous students in short-term crisis situations by using solution-focused and person-centered approaches, to address issues such as academic performance, mental health, social skills, self-esteem, peer relations, school anxiety, and attendance. I am an advocate for the advancement of student’s mental health needs, growth, and development. Social emotional learning has a positive impact on students to help them better thrive in and out of the school building.
This is my first official year as the elementary school counselor. I interned for the previous elementary school counselor Mrs. Nancy Sanders. Spring of last year I covered for Mrs. Sanders while she was on leave. I have worked as a substitute teacher in the Manasquan School District for three years. Some of my areas of interest include social emotional learning, mindfulness, positive peer relations, and academic achievement. I received my Master’s of Education- Certificate in School Counselor from Georgian Court University. Yoga is one of my main focuses of interest and I am a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. School is a place where all students should be able to excel. As the elementary school counselor I am here to provide the tools for students to achieve excellence.
Looking forward to a fantastic school year.