Mission: School counselors at Goshen Junior High School believe that all students deserve the instruction and services needed to prepare for success at the next educational level, including sound counseling services. Therefore, the Goshen Junior High School Counseling program provides a safe and supportive comprehensive school counseling program, collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure equal access to all through classroom instruction and individual and small group counseling. Students are empowered to pursue academic and vocational success, overcome challenges that interfere with learning, and become engaged citizens who enrich our present and future world.

Telephone: 574.533.0391 (see individual extensions below)

School Counselors:

Changing Gears/STRIVE/REACT programs   –  Jan Desmarais-Morse, Department Head              Email: jandm@goshenschools.org                 Telephone Ext: 31207

Grade 8Katherine Christoffersen                                                                                           Email: kchristoffersen@goshenschools.org            Telephone Ext: 31211

Grade 7  Jill Koop Liechty                                                                                                         Email: jliechty@staff.goshenschools.org                  Telephone Ext: 31111


The GJHS School Counseling program follows the guidelines of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model which includes services around the domains of:

  • Academic
  • College/Career/Post-secondary
  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

and includes direct services to students such as:

  • classroom guidance
  • small group support/counseling
  • individual support & counseling

as well as indirect student services such as:

  • Consultation with parents, school staff, and outside agencies
  • Collaborative support
  • Referrals to outside agencies