Jody Stahl, School Counselor

742-5394 - 8:30 a.m. - Noon

(Bayshore Elem)

742-6737 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

(Chinook Elem)


Hello Families,


My name is Jody Stahl. I am the Bayshore and Chinook Elementary School’s Counselor. This is my 16th year with the Anchorage School District. I love my job, and enjoy working with your children so very much. 


I am at Bayshore in the mornings and Chinook Elementary in the afternoons. My hours at Bayshore are as follows: Wednesday 12:30-4:00 p.m., Thursday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


I am more then happy to meet, or speak with you before or after school hours. I can also be reached by email at, or by phone at 742-5394. I have a confidential voice mail if you would like to leave a message. I will return your call as soon as possible.


Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.



Jody Stahl M.S. LPC

Bayshore/Chinook Elementary Counselor

742-5394 Bayshore (My messages are emailed to me so I will get my Bayshore messages when I am at Chinook.)

742-6737 Chinook 


A Counselor's Week

At times parents are confused about what my role in the school is. I would like to outline what my duties as a school counselor consist of:


  • 40% of my time goes toward teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills, (SEL) in classrooms. I use research based curriculum such as Kelso's Choices, (a conflict resolution program), Connected and Respected, Second Step and other lessons from books recommended by the American School Counseling Association, ASCA.

  • 35% of my time goes toward Responsive Services. This means I respond to the needs of students through consultation, referrals, mediation, support groups, and crisis intervention.
  • 13% of my time is given to System Support. This means I engage in activities that enhance the counseling program and the overall educational program.
  • 10% of my time is allotted for Individual Planning, which means I meet with students and families to assist with personal and educational issues and to assist with the transitions of students.
  • 2% of my time is given to non-counseling duties. I contribute as a team member along with my teaching colleagues and staff to assure there is a safe and positive school environment.

I do not do therapy within the Anchorage School District.  I do not deal with discipline. Our principal, Mrs. Packer is the disciplinarian.

Parent Resources

Kelso's Choice Diagram - conflict management program we use at Bayshore.  One page diagram shown @ right.


Who are School Counselors  - describes role of school counselors


Taking Charge of Anger for children


Understanding your middle grader.  - grades 5-8


Children and Divorce 


School, Parents & Social and Emotional Learning


Helpful Websites from our Counselor