Welcome to the 2021-2022

School Year!

Hi, I'm Kim Anderson, School Counselor at Gilbert Heights Elementary School. I enjoy working with your children, teaching lessons about Social Emotional Learning, lessons about the brain, personal safety friendship, and facilitating small groups, as well as meeting with students individually. I love camping, visiting my family in Minnesota, swimming, playing volleyball, reading and spending time with my family. My husband Eric, son Hakan and step daughter Jordan.

How to reach me:

Phone: 503-256-6500 extension 5117 (Voicemails are directly sent to my email)

Email- Kim_Anderson@ddsd40.org

Google Voice- Text or Call: 971-225-0094

Office Hours: M-F 2:00-3:00

COUNSELING MISSION STATEMENT

  • The mission of the Gilbert Heights Elementary School’s school counseling department is to advocate for all learners through creating an equitable and accessible school environment by collaborating with stakeholders to remove barriers. Through participation in the data-driven school counseling program, all students--regardless of their race, ethnicity, ability, gender, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation--will receive equitable, and highly effective instruction so that each student will grow and thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.

COUNSELING VISION STATEMENT

  • All students from Gilbert Heights Elementary School possess the academic skills to be lifelong learners, the social-emotional skills to be global leaders, and are excited to enter into careers that contribute to their community. They realize their value and worth, appreciate diversity, can make self-directed and responsible decisions, effectively display empathy, and are resilient through long and short-term challenges.

COUNSELOR BELIEF STATEMENTS

  • At Gilbert Heights Elementary School, the School Counselor believes:


  • All students have the right to access a school counselor.

  • The school counselor is an advocate for all students.

  • All students are unique and valued.

  • All students are individuals that learn at their own pace.

  • All students can learn to be capable and resilient in the face of challenges.

  • All students can become productive members of society.

  • All students can develop their whole self, academically, career, and social/emotional success when given appropriate and timely support and interventions.

  • All students deserve to be members of a school community that is culturally compassionate and responsive.

  • Data should be used to design, implement, evaluate, and continuously improve the school counseling program.

  • School counselors serve as leaders and collaborators in assessing barriers to academic success.

  • School counselors collaborate with families, stakeholders, and community resources to meet the students’ needs.

  • School counselors abide by the ASCA’s Ethical Standards for School Counselors.