338 North West Lane
Jackson, MO 63755
(573) 243-9565

School Counseling Program

  • Classroom Lessons: The counseling curriculum focuses on Personal and Social Development, Career Development and Academic Development. Lessons are centered around what students at their particular age/grade level can learn today to prepare them for their future in all three of these areas. Lessons are taught in the counseling classroom. Kindergarten will see Ms. Panus every week and all other grades will meet biweekly.

  • Group Support: From time to time Ms. Panus will coordinate and facilitate group counseling to meet the needs of students. These groups can cover grief, parental separation, foster care/adoption, anxiety/stress, friendship, and many more. These groups take place during the school day and bring together students that would benefit from the support of each other in a safe environment. Parents will be notified for permission if their child is a good fit for any of the groups being held.

  • Individual Support: Students come to see Ms. Panus as needed for many different reasons by either student request, parent request, or teacher request. Ms. Panus can help students process through difficult transitions in their lives, identification of feelings, coping strategies, and goal setting.

About Ms. Panus

Ms. Panus recently received her School Counseling credentials from SEMO. She lives in Jackson with her four dogs, all of which are trained or trainees for therapy dog work. Ms. Panus enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, volunteering in the community and connecting with others. She has a passion for equipping students to be kind and empowered learners in and out of school. She is so excited to continue her journey here!


Contact Ms. Panus

Please feel free to contact Brittany Panus, School Counselor, at (573) 243-9565 or at[email protected]if you have any questions about the counseling program.

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