Shirley Jacob

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Counselor Education and School Psychology

Phone: (603) 535-3119


Recently retired as a school counselor, Shirley received the New Hampshire School Counselor of the Year Award for 2011 for her work in the field of school counseling, where she supervised over twenty students from Plymouth State University as practicum and intern students.

Shirley has taught at Plymouth State University as teaching lecturer for over a decade. Most recently, she teaches Seminar in Internship in School Counseling.

Shirley played an integral part in the New Hampshire Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program. She wrote curriculum for the elementary classroom to teach conflict resolution to students. She trained area schools in New Hampshire to assist in the implementation of the New Hampshire Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program.

Shirley implemented conflict resolution into her classroom work as a school counselor. She is innovative in her techniques to help students including extensive use of puppets.

Degrees and Education
  • MEd, Health Education, Plymouth State University
  • BS, Education, Bridgewater State University

Research Interests
  • Parenting
  • Communication for conflict resolution

Recent Presentations
  • Presented at School Counseling Conferences for New Hampshire and Connecticut on the topic of curriculum in the classroom

Awards and Distinctions
  • New Hampshire School Counselor of the Year, 2011

Associations, Boards, and Committees
  • Lakes Region Family Service Board, member
  • New Hampshire School Counselor Association Board, member
  • Pemi-Baker Community Health Board, member

Courses Taught
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Introduction to the Counseling Profession
  • Seminar in School Counseling Internship