Name: Jessica PistoneEmail: email@example.comSchool CounselorHodgen ElementaryTeacher Message: Hello Hodgen students and parents! I'm Ms. Pistone, the School Counselor. The 2016-2017 school year is my second year at Hodgen and my third year in St. Louis Public Schools. As the counselor, I am here as part of a team working with parents, school staff, and community resources to help make school a caring and supportive place for our children. I work to help students overcome barriers to their progress in their academic, social, and emotional growth by providing prevention and intervention services.Biography: I grew up in Ohio, after attending undergraduate school at Kent State University I left Ohio and moved to Denver Colorado. My first career choice was in the sales field but quickly discovered I was unfilled in that role. I decided to then return to school and obtained a second Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I then attended the University of San Diego where I obtained my Master's Degree in Counseling with a Specialization in School Counseling. I eventually made my way back to the midwest to be closer to my family that lived in St. Louis. After moving to St. Louis I was fortunate to land a school counseling position in St. Louis Public Schools. I love the work that I do every day and feel so luckily to be part of the Hodgen family!!