Top 15 traits found in healthy families1. Communicates and listens2. Affirms and supports one another3. Teaches respect for others4. Develops a sense of trust5. Has a sense of play and humor6. Exhibits a sense of shared responsibility7. Teaches a sense of right and wrong8. Has a strong sense of family in which rituals and traditions abound9. Has a balance of interaction of members10. Has a shared religious core11. Respects the privacy of one another12. Values service to others13. Fosters family table time and conversation14. Shared leisure time15. Admits to and seeks help with problemsMy name is Mrs. Helen Verity and I am the school counselor at the Upper Elementary School.This is my sixteenth year working in the North Hanover Township School District. I have a bachelors and masters degree in math and a masters degree in counseling. My husband and I are the proud parents of a daughter and two sons who attend Stockton University, Montclair State University, and The College of New Jersey. We also have a cat named Woowee. I enjoy running, reading, baking, skiing, traveling, spending time with my family and teaching 2nd grade religious education at St. Andrew's Church in Jobstown
The goal of the counseling program is to help students succeed and have a positive school experience. This is done in partnership with the faculty, staff, parents and community. I also serve as the school Anti-Bullying specialist.