Mrs. Jodi Damian
Grades 4 - 8
have served as the Guidance Counselor for Kindergarten through 4th
grade at the L.B. Morris Elementary School since 2004. Prior to joining
the staff at the Jim Thorpe Area School District I was employed as a
Behavior Specialist at the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit. This is a
position I continue to hold on a part-time basis. I also have 6 1/2
years of experience in the mental health field as a crisis worker for
Carbon-Monroe-Pike MH/MR. After graduating from Jim Thorpe High School,
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from Penn
State University and my Masters of Education degree in Elementary School
Guidance Counseling from Kutztown University.
I am a member of
the American School Counselor Association, Lehigh Carbon School
Counselors Association, National Education Association, Pennsylvania
State Education Association, the Jim Thorpe Education Association, and
the Jim Thorpe PTA. I also serve on the district’s Wellness Council.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family Jim, Kate & Hope.
Mrs. Tracy Newton
January, 1991 I began working as a School Counselor in the Jim Thorpe
Area School District with Grades 5-8. I am currently working wiith
grades K-3 in both the Penn Kidder Campus and the L.B. Morris School.
educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Child
and Family Services from Mansfield University and a Master's of Science
degree in Community Counseling from Shippensburg University. I am also
certified in School Guidance Counseling at both the elementary and
secondary levels. I am a member of JTEA, PSEA, NEA, Lehigh-Carbon
School Counselor's Association and National School Counselor's
Outside of school, I enjoy activities with my family as well as spending time outdoors running, walking and hiking.