Welcome to the John Marshall School Counseling Office website!
Mr. Ford, MA School Counselor
My name is Mr. Ford and I am the school counselor for John Marshall Elementary School. I have worked with children and adolescents for over twenty years in various capacties (prevention scecialist, drug & alcohol counseling, crisis counseling and as a school counselor in Edison for ten years.
I am available to help students deal with social, behavioral and personal problems by working with the students individually, in small groups or as an entire class. My goal is to help the students learn to make positive decisions and deal with problems before they worsen.
I am the Anti Bullying Specialist for John Marshall School. Bullying is taken very seriously here at John Marshall. I will be working with the students throughout the year to recognize bullying behaviors and what they can do to help stop bullying. If you have any concerns about your child and bullying, please contact myself or the Principal as soon as possible. Please see the Anti- Bullying page for further information and resources as well as to access the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying reporting form.
I am also available to meet with parents should you have a concern about your child’s school experience. Please feel free to call me at (732) 650-5370 or email me to schedule an appointment. I look forward to working together to help your child achieve excellence!
Helpful websites for parents:
Parent Link - helpful resources from health/wellness, Development/Behavioral health, parenting and early learning, career & family transitions.
Helping Your Child With Homework
Helping Your Child Succeed in School
Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen