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The Hopkins School has embraced the values of Tolerance, Respect for Diversity, and Responsibility as its permanent theme.  Throughout the academic curriculum, and across all aspects of school life, these values are directly taught and practiced.  When a student is struggling in any area of the program, the school theme comes to life, when it considers the spectrum of support it can offer to any individual.  In fact, when a child is experiencing difficulty with any one particular aspect of learning, all aspects of school life are brought into consideration when brainstorming solutions, strategies, and accommodations. 

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically...Intelligence plus Character - that is the goal of True Education. Martin Luther King. Jr.

Student Resources

Hopkins Students Show Character Counts

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Resources for Students

Links for Students

Teasing and Bullying

  • Bullies are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Roman
  • How to Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies:  A Book That Take the Nuisance Out of Name Calling and Other Nonsense by Kate Cohen-Posey  
  • Stick Up for Yourself by Gershen Kaufman, Lev Raphael, and Pamela Espeland 
  • The Revealers by Doug Wilhem (A very good chapter book about bullying)
  • True Shoes by Doug Wilhem (A very good chapter book about cyberbullying)
  • Loser by Jerry Spinelli 
  • Secret Friends by Elizabeth Laird
  •  Dexter The Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  • Lacrosse Faceoff by Matt Christopher
  • Blubber by Jude Blume
  •  Jake Drake Bully Buster by Andrew Clements
  • Milton's Secret by Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Totally Joe by James Howe
  • Say Something by Peggy Moss
  • What Do you Stand For?  By Barbara A. Lewis
  • Nobody Knew What To Do – A Story about Bullying by Becky Ray McCain
  • The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig
  • Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna
  • ​​​​​​​Secret of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
  • ​​​​​​​Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig
  • ​​​​​​​My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig
  • Sorry by Trudy Ludwig
  • ​​​​​​​Trouble Talk by Trudy Ludwig
  • ​​​​​​​Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends - American Girl Library
  • Chrissa Stands Strong Video – American Girl Library
  • ​​​​​​​Bully on the Bus by Carl W. Bosch 
  • ​​​​​​​Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully by Audrey Penn
  • The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy
  • ​​​​​​​Stop Picking on Me by Pat Thomas
  • I am Jack by Suzanne Gervay
  • Crash by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Bully of Barkham Street by Mary Stolz
  • Joshua Bates Takes Charge by Susan Shreve
  • Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie De Paola
  • What Would You Do"  A Kid's Guide to Tricky and Sticky Situations by Linda Schartz, Sherri M. Butterfield and Beverly Armstrong  

Family Issues

  • Raising the Shades by Doug Wilhem (A good book about family divorce and a parent with alcoholism)


  • The Blue Day Book for Kids A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up by Bradley Trevor Greive
  • How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis


  • The Worst Best Friend by Alexis O’Neill and Laura Huliska-Beith
  • Friends to the End for Kids The True Value of Friendship by Bradley Trevor Greive
  • How To Lose All Your Friends by Nancy Carlson
  • A Smart Girls Guide to Friendship – American Girl Library 
  • A Smart Girls Guide to Sticky Situations – American Girl Library 
  • A Smart Girls Guide to The Internet Book - American Girl Library
  • Friends Making and Keeping Them – American Girl Library 
  • What Would You Do? – American Girl Library
  • Circle of Three Enough Friendship to Go Around? By Elizabeth Brokamp and Joni Stringfield
  • Cliques, Phonies & Other Baloney by Trevor Romain
  • Miranda Peabody and the Magnificent Friendship March by Susan Debell 


  • 100 Things Boys Need to Know by Bill Zimmerman 
  • Real Boys Workbook by William Pollack
  • Girl Wise by Julia DeVillers
  • Brave New Girls by Jeanette Gadeberg 
  • School Smarts – American Girl Library
  • The Feelings Book - American Girl Library

Parent Resources

Counseling Services

Counseling services are provided as part of the regular and special education curriculum for fourth and fifth-grade students.  Students can participate in individual or small group counseling sessions. Students can be referred for counseling services by the principal, assistant principal, teacher,  parents/caregivers, or themselves to work on a variety of topics which can include:  identification and management of feelings, divorce, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, social skills, study skills, friendship, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.

Counseling Resources for Parents

Anxiety and Stress

Book List

  • Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald M. Rapee, Susan H. Spence, Vanessa Cobham, and Ann Wignall
  • What to Do When Your Scared and Worried by James J. Crist, Ph.D.
  • Cool Cats Calm Kids by Mary L. Williams

Online Resources


Book List

  • Best Friends, Worst Enemies:  Understanding The Social Lives of Children by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Catherine O'Neill Grace, with Lawrence J. Cohen

  • Cyber Bullying:  Bullying In the Digital Age by Robin M. Kowalski,Susan P. Limber, and Patricia W. Agatston 

  • Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying by Cheryl Dellasega

  • Odd Girl Speaks Out by Rachel Simmons

  • The Bully, The Bullied, and The bystander: From Preschool to High School--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence by Barbara Coloroso


Online Resources


Book List

  • Raising Depression Free Children by Kathleen Paula Hockey

  • When Kids Say No to School by Elaine K. McEwan

Online Resources


Book List

  • Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get A Hamster?: A Guide to Parenting by Anthony Wolf 

  • Where am I Sleeping Tonight a Story of Divorce by Carol Gordon Ekster

Online Resources


Book List

  • How to Help Your Child With Homework:  The Complete Guide to Encouraging Good Study Habits and Ending the Homework Wars by Jeanne Shay Schumm

  • Get Organized Without Losing It by Janet S. Fox

Online Resources

Loss and Grief

Book List

  • The Grieving Child: a Parent’s Guide by  Helen Fitzgerald

  • Talking with Children About Loss by Maria Trozzi

  • Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen

  • Sad Isn't Bad A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss by Michaelene Mundy

  • When Someone Very Special Dies by Marge Eaton Heegaard Margie Heegard 

  • I Wish I could Hold Your Hand... by Dr. Pat Palmer

  • Gentle Willow by Joyce C. Mills

Online Resources



Book List

  • Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids by Wendy S. Grolnick, Kathy Seal

  • Raising Siblings Without Rivalry How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

  • How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

  • 1-2-3 Magic Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan

  • Your Child’s Emotional Health:  The Middle Years by Philadelphia Child Guidance Center

  • Get Out of My Life but First Drive me and Cheryl to the Mall by Anthony Wolf

  • Real Boys by William Pollack

  • The Shelbys Need Help by Dr. Ken West

Online Resources


Book List

  • What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough by Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D.

Online Resources


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My name is Jayne Shea and I am the school counselor at Hopkins School. I am a licensed school guidance counselor (K-8), a licensed school adjustment counselor(K-12), and a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). I graduated from Lesley University with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a School and Community Specialization.

This is my fifteenth year at Hopkins School. I really enjoy my work as the school counselor because I get to know all of the students who attend our school.  One of my favorite roles as the school counselor is teaching a guidance curriculum to all fourth grade students. It is very rewarding to be able to teach and inspire so many students to gain a greater understanding of themselves, their peers, and how to interact positively with others.

My day at school is very busy working with students, teachers, parents, the assistant principal, and principal.  I am provided with so many opportunities to learn new things from my students, parents, teachers, and administrators!



Jayne Shea

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