It is as important that students feel emotionally safe as physically safe at school. To support that experience, Waterford is focused on developing strong social/emotional functioning and a meaningful connection to their school community. This includes the availability of our School psychologists. Be well, take care of yourselves, and we invite you to reach out to us directly at any time. We look forward to being a resource for your family.

"Social/emotional learning is the process through which children understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions."

 - CASEL (The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning)


Subtle Ways Your Kid is Trying to Show You Their Coronavirus Anxiety  and How to Help Them Open Up
Post By Missy Johnsen, PhD, MS/US Counselor

This post is an excerpt from Catherine Person’s articles here and here, modified for Waterford by Missy Johnsen, PhD, MS/US Counselor

Jenny Wojcikowski, Lower School Counselor 

To schedule a time to meet with Ms. Wojcikowski, please email her.

Dr. Missy Johnson, Middle & Upper School Counselor

To schedule a time to meet with Dr. Johnson, click here

If you or your child are in need of mental health support outside of school hours, helpful resources include:

  • *UNI Warm Line (801) 587-1055 (All ages)
  • *UNI Same Day Psychiatry Clinic (801)585-1212 (All ages)
  • SafeUT App: Waterford is a registered school. Download to your phone. Text/Talk available