6th Grade School Counselor 2016-2017
Hello everyone!! My name is Janae Gwizdala and I am so excited to return to River Bend Middle School as the 6th Grade Counselor. I am beginning my tenth year here at River Bend. This will be a great year, as always, as I welcome the students as they return from summer break.
Just a little about me...I am a native New Yorker. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey and my Master of Science degree in School Counseling from Long Island University in New York. My husband and I have two young sons and we enjoy soccer and being outdoors. I love to dance. I have more than 15 years of classical dance training and I spent two years competing nationally with the Rutgers University Dance Team.
Through my experience and education, I have developed skills and insight into understanding the developmental challenges that middle school students face academically and socially. I also strongly believe in empowering and uplifting children and providing them with the skills they will need to succeed in life, from time management and study skills to character education. I also believe that together as a team, educators and parents can help guide children toward becoming productive citizens within the community.
I am looking forward to continuing to foster my relationships with the students so that I may help them to find academic, social and emotional success at River Bend. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I wish everyone a fun, exciting, and successful year.
Contact Mrs. Gwizdala
School Phone: 571-434-3220