Koelsch Counseling Office

Welcome to the Koelsch Elementary Counseling Office

I'm Mrs. Palmer, school counselor at Koelsch Elementary. I've been an elementary school counselor since 2007. Kids are my business, and I can't imagine a better job than helping kids become capable, loving, resilient citizens and life-long learners. Without a doubt, our students are the most precious treasures in our nation and our world. I strive to give them the tools and resources to understand their own unique contributions and vast worth, and the skills to decide and shape who they want to be and what kind of life they want to build. We do this together in our work during classroom lessons on managing our feelings/thoughts/behaviors, personal safety, career awareness, academic skills/goals, and relationship skills. I teach lessons in all of the classrooms twice a month, following the Boise School District counseling curriculum, which addresses both Idaho state Health Education Standards and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors.

I also meet with students individually on a limited basis and in small support groups as those opportunities arise during the school year. School counselors don't provide in-depth therapy to individuals, so I also refer students and families to resources in the community. I'm happy to help you navigate the counseling resources in the community, tailored to your needs. I can meet with you to review counseling options, set up your initial counseling appointment with an outside provider, set up transportation - whatever is most helpful to you.

Please reach out to me if you have questions, concerns, or need assistance.

Miranda Palmer, M.A., LPC


Does your student wish to speak with me?

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If your student needs school supplies while we are virtual, please reach out to me! I have supplies for students in my office and can likely provide you with what you need.

Self Rescue Manual Shared .pdf

We have many online students in our Boise Online School and our in-person kids have online learning days each week. These practical tips can help your student be successful with online learning.