School counselors make a measurable impact in every student’s life, assisting with academic, career and personal/social development. Professional School Counselors are trained in both educating and counseling, allowing them to function as a facilitator between parents, teachers and the student in matters concerning the student’s goals, abilities and any areas needing improvement. School counselors provide services not only to students in need, but to all students. 

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M.Ed.
Concordia
B.Fd
773-534-5502
pwmurphy@cps.edu

Patricia W. Murphy
School Counselor

Patsy Murphy comes to Jahn in the positions of Professional School Counselor and Case Manager. She has an extensive record of experience in education. She has previously held positions teaching Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 5th grade in the Chicago Public Schools. Ms. Murphy is also a certified School Librarian and served CPS in that position.  In addition to her educational experience, Ms. Murphy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and has held positions on the governing boards of Illinois Counselors Association and Illinois School Counselors Association. She holds three Master degrees with the most recent completed in the Principal Preparation Program from Concordia University. 

Parent Resources:

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/back-to-school.html
http://www.tweenparent.com/
http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing/