My name is Jenna Sullivan, and I LOVE being the School Counselor at Moreland Road Elementary. Each year, I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of the students, staff, and parents. As a School Counselor, I love connecting with others, truly listening, sharing, and being there for others. In addition, being positive, uplifting and encouraging are things that are meaningful to me and these qualities help to create a happier school.
I would like the students, staff, and parents at Moreland Road to think of my office as a warm and friendly place, where they are always welcome. My office is also a safe haven – a place where others can get help if they feel confused or worried. It is important to know that there are people that care at school. I want the students to know that I am an ally…an adult at the school who will be on their side, advocate for them, and who wants the best for them. At Moreland Road, it is imperative that all students and staff experience fair treatment, access, opportunity, advancement, overall equity, respect, and a feeling of belonging. One of the most important roles of the School Counselor is to advocate for this to consistently be the norm. My door is always open for suggestions and collaboration.
In addition to being a School Counselor, I am also a Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga Instructor. I am passionate about overall wellness and hope to contribute to healthy practices at Moreland Road Elementary. My belief is that when we are eating well, sleeping a full eight hours, drinking plenty of water, exercising, spending time with family and friends, and experiencing a fulfilling spiritual life, that these healthy practices contribute to our happiness, health, and overall well being. This in turn affects productivity, and the ability to pay attention and work hard.
My responsibilities include promoting academic, social/emotional, and career based support to students. In addition, I am a proud member of our Lighthouse team, promoting our “Leader in Me” program, which is based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I offer support to students, staff, families and the overall community. I also offer short-term individual counseling, small group counseling, large group counseling, and classroom guidance lessons. Small group counseling topics include groups on making friends, divorce, loss, anger management, study skills, self-esteem, and more. Please contact me about getting your child involved in small groups at Moreland Road. In addition, I offer consultation services to parents, teachers, and administrators to discuss student needs and solutions. In order to contact me, please call me at my direct line at 770-229-3755 X21105, or contact your child’s teacher or any of the Moreland Road staff.
Sometimes, when things change or are different from the way we are used to, or if there is too much to do, it is easy to become overwhelmed or stressed. Taking things one step at a time, one task at a time helps me in these situations. If this ever happens to you, take a moment to slow down, bring awareness to your physical body, take a deep breath, and do the next right thing. Stating a positive affirmation, such as, “I am relaxed” or “I am surrounded by love” can help. You may have to repeat this a few times, but after a while, you really will begin to feel more relaxed.
One of my favorite quotes is: “Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” This reminds me that having great goals and believing in ourselves can help us to get where we want to go in life. Just beginning the journey by taking the first step is often all we need to do to get started.
Each new school year brings opportunities for academic growth and growth in all areas of development. Although children must be knowledgeable when they graduate, they must also be healthy, engaged, responsible, and caring people.
We’re grateful your family is here at our school and we’re excited to partner with you and your child. As a Leader in Me School, we believe that every member of your family has greatness and we can’t wait to learn and grow from you! Leader in Me (LiM) is an evidence-based, comprehensive school-improvement model—developed in partnership with educators and FranklinCovey—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in a global community.
Our school has chosen to operate through a uniquely different lens. Leader in Me is about empowering your child to reach their full potential while ultimately finding their voice. As a school, the staff in this building have made five core commitments to your child. We call these our Core Paradigms. In these paradigms you will find the belief and way we view all students. At this school we see that:
Everyone is a leader.
Everyone has genius.
Change starts with me.
We empower students to lead their own learning.
Educators and families partner to develop the whole person.
Not only do these paradigms apply to your student, they apply to all of us!
Leader in Me provides our school with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of development. As each child discovers and develops their unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead. As leaders, they become active, engaged partners in their own education, and their self-confidence, responsibility, and initiative grows. The children quickly understand the benefits of different gifts and talents; they learn to listen to new ideas, work together to achieve results, and motivate one another to be the best.
Together, we will see each child grow throughout the year
We all have needs and at times, are unsure of where to turn to meet those needs. Here in Spalding County, many resources are available to lend a helping hand. We are so grateful to the Spalding Collaborative (www.spaldingcollaborative.com) for allowing us to use their richly compiled list of resources:
Child & Parenting Assistance
Advo-Kids CASA: 770-820-9195
Car Seat Safety: 770-467-4740 x 110 or 117
Community Intervention: 678-378-8081
CHARMS, Tutoring: 770-228-6302
Child Care Resource & Referral: 877-722-2445
Child Protective Services (DFCS): 855-422-4453
Family Nurturing Ctr of GA: 770-972-3664
Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge: 478- 445-0100
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 866-854-5652
Rushton’s Hope for Family Life (Maternity Needs): 770-468-6606
Need to Talk HELPLINE: 800-244-5373
SafeKids Spalding: 678-408-3158
Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Ctr: 770-477-2177
Stepping Stones Edu Therapy Center: 770-229-5511
Counseling and Mental Health
Brighter Tomorrows Consulting: 678-408-4622
Eagles Way Church: 770-228-4699
Griffin 1 st Assembly, Touch of Healing: 678 688 3133
McIntosh Trail Community Service Board: 770-358-5252
NAMI GA non-crisis line: 770-408-0625
Pathways Center: 777-229-3407
Riverwoods Behavior Health: 770-991-8500
Suicide Hope Line: 800-784-2433
Tenacious Life Therapy: 470-204-7332
Trauma Health Care: 770-480-1365
Domestic Violence 24/7: 800-334-2836
Haven House 27/7: 770-954-9220
Promise Place 24/7: 770-467-4282
Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center: 507-477-2177
Adult Education & GED (Free): 770-229-3176
GED at Fairmont Center: 770-467-4758
Griffin Region College Career & Academy: 770- 229-3700 X 10482
Griffin Spalding County School System: 770-229-3700
Griffin Spalding Regional Library: 770-412-4770
Gordon State College: 678-359-5124
Head Start / Pre-K: 770-228-7196
Southern Crescent Technical College: 770-228-7348
UGA Griffin Campus: 770-412-4027
Second Baptist - English as a 2nd Language: 770-227-2442
Employment and Training
Georgia Department of Labor: 770-228-7226
Griffin Area Resource Center: 770- 228-9919
In The Door LifeSong Ministries: 770-480-1365
Office of Special Services: 770-228-7382
Shield of Faith Christian Center: 770-228-7570
Southern Crescent Technical College: 770-228-7348
Vocational Rehabilitation: 770-229-3140
Work Source Three Rivers: 770- 229-9799
Carver Road Church: 770-227-2745
Collier Community Services: 678-953-7048
East Griffin Baptist Church: 770-227-7847
First Baptist Benevolence: 116 West Poplar St. (Mon 8:30-10 am)
Five Loaves & Two Fish Food Pantry: 678-603-1238
Hampton UMC: 770-946-4435
Impact Ministries: 678-603-0831 or 770- 412-9092
Meals on Wheels & Congregate meals for Seniors: 770-467-4384
Sunday: United Christian Fellowship; 114 W. Broad St Supper + Service 6pm
Monday-Friday: Abundant Life Soup Kitchen; 132 W. Cherry Lunch 11am
Monday-Friday: Spalding County Senior Center; Memorial Dr Meals for Senior a small fee is charge..8:30 &.11:30am
Thursday: East Griffin Baptist Church; 999 High Falls Rd Lunch 12pm
Saturday: Rushton’s Bounty of Hope Café, 814 Experiment St. Lunch 11am
Sunday-Saturday: Impact Christian Ministries; 115 W Solomon Breakfast & Service 8:30am Saturday & Sunday: Impact Christian Ministries;115 W Solomon, Dinner & Service 5pm Monday-Friday: Impact Christian Ministries;115 W Solomon, Lunch & Service 11:30am Wednesdays: Impact Christian Ministries; 115 W Solomon Ladies’ Bible Study +Lunch 11:30am Mondays 2nd & 4th Impact Christian Ministries Men’s Bible Study +Dinner 5pm Tuesday & Thursday: Rushton’s Bags of Blessing, 814 Experiment 10am-4pm
In Case of Emergency: 911
Alzheimers Georgia Chapter: 800-272-3900
American Cancer Society: 770-631-0625
Children 1st: 770-560-0814
GeorgiaCare (Rx info): 800-669-8387
Hope Health Medical Clinic: 678-688-8700
Hope Health Dental Clinic: 678-688-8810
Impact Health Clinic: 770-412-9092
Lions Club (glasses, hearing aids): 770-229-6415
Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222
Rock Springs Clinic: 678-688-1950
Spalding County Health Dept: 770-467-4740
WellStar Spalding Regional: 770-228-2721
American Red Cross: 404-296-0506
Care-Net for Caregivers: 770-233-6179
Child Support Enforcement: 877-423-4746
Credit Counseling: 404-527-7630
Fortify (foster & adoptive family support): 770-228-2307x311