Washington Elementary Counseling Program

Nate Dallolio - Mr. D: M.Ed. - Counseling, Ed.S. - School Psychology Counselor - Washington Elementary T-F (208) 854-6424 Nate.dallolio@boiseschools.org

Hello and welcome to the Washington Elementary Counseling Program:

As you can imagine, most people tend to call me "Mr. D.", Please feel free. I've been a counselor for the Boise School District for over 20 years and have worked at Koelsch Elementary and East Junior High before coming to Washington. I love working with kids and look forward to helping your student be successful at school and love being a Wildcat.

Counseling in Boise Schools is a skills-based program designed to teach kids the skills they need to succeed in school and life. As counselor for our school, I offer many services to students, staff and parents. Washington is a wonderful community to be part of, and we hope you, as a parent or student, will have a great school year. Please contact me or the school if you need help, support, or have questions.

Counseling Programs and Activities:

Classroom Guidance Lessons : Counseling and Consultation : Lunch Bunches : Small Groups : Conflict Mediation : Parenting Skills Classes

Virtual Peace Room : Parent/Community Resources:

  • Throughout the year I will teach guidance lessons to Washington kids, grades K-6. In the classroom we work towards learning problem solving skills, friendship skills and safe choices. We also work on drug abuse resistance skills and skills for success in school. Classroom guidance lessons help all students learn important life skills and be part of the counseling program at our school.

Counseling and Consultation: Help for kids, parents and teachers.

Counseling for problem solving and unexpected crisis is available for all students. Parents who find they need some help regarding their children's emotions, behavior or success in school are welcome to contact me. Teachers often bring kids to my attention who need support, and we regularly collaborate on ideas for working with students to help individuals and create a great classroom environment.

Lunch Bunches:

Students bring friends to the counselor's office for lunch to have fun, get to know each other better, make new friends, or work out problems. Lunch Bunches are usually scheduled by students, but sometimes requested by parents or teachers. Students need to come to see me in my office to find a day to meet with friends.

Small Groups: Help for Kids!

Small group counseling helps students to interactively develop their friendship and problem solving skills with other students, and to learn new self management and social skills. Some of the topics we cover in small groups can include friendship skills, problem-solving skills and changing families, depending on what suits the students in the group best. Small groups usually start between November and January, depending on grade level. Students can be referred by parents, teachers, other members of the school staff, and they often tend to self-refer or request to join a group.


Mediation can be very effective at helping students to work together to solve conflicts or disagreements, and to create a safe, peaceful school. If your child or student is struggling with a friendship issue or conflict that you feel has gone beyond their ability to solve, please feel free to contact me. Mediation often helps kids to repair friendships, or to find a peaceful resolution with which to move forward at school.

Parenting Skills Classes:

The Boise School District offers many different classes throughout the valley. If you are struggling with getting your child to cooperate, or really want to parent with top notch skills, please consider one of these classes. A class takes time to attend, but in my experience, you get all that time back and more once you see a rise in cooperation from your kids and greater teamwork in your family. Classes are also a great way to brush up on techniques and to get support and ideas from other parents. Ask me for additional information or a registration form. You can also see the available classes at the following link:

Resources and support in Ada County:

The Self Rescue Manual: http://www.selfrescuemanual.com/