Baertschi, Jacklyn

I'm Jackie Baertschi, and I am so excited to be joining the wonderful team at Sand Hill-Venable as the School Counselor for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students.  I believe strongly in a holistic approach to counseling, collaborating with students, parents, school staff, and the community to best advocate for each individual child.

As a school counselor, I advocate students for students in regards to academics, personal and social development, and career and future planning.  I strive to serve every student from an individualized approach, learning how I can best assist in helping them achieve their personal goals and dreams.  At SH-V, I will be teaching students in a classroom setting, as well as meeting with students individually and in small group settings.  I believe strongly in collaborating with families to help serve children both at school and at home, and I encourage you to contact me if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child.

About Me:

I received my Masters in School Counseling in 2012 from University of Wisconsin-Stout and have been living in Asheville since May 2015.  I served as the K-5 School Counselor at Brush Creek Elementary in Marshall in the 2015-16 school year, and I am very excited to be working closer to home and within my own community in Buncombe County.  I have been working in inner-city and rural schools since 2007 in a variety of areas in addition to counseling, including substitute teaching, school psychology research, addiction counseling, and outdoor adventure/environmental education.  

In my free time, I love solo traveling, hiking, running, yoga, cooking, and going on adventures with my American Bulldog mix, Amelia.  I am very passionate about volunteering with river and environmental conservation in our beautiful region, and I am looking forward to integrating this into my work students at SH-V.  I am also learning Spanish to greater serve our students and families in Buncombe County.

How to Contact Me:

I am greatly looking forward to meeting all of the children and families at Sand Hill- Venable.  Please feel free to contact me any time by phone at 828-670-5028 ext. 6070 or by email at  

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