Counseling Corner
with Mrs. Garcia

Bryn Mawr Elementary School, Loma Linda, Ca

Dear Bryn Mawr families,

I hope everyone is safe and staying healthy. I miss you all ! As we adjust to the time away from school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to assure you that I continue to dedicate my time to serving your family and providing school counseling services for your child. I recognize that the next few weeks may be a stressful time for many families. On this website, you will find a number of parent, student, and teacher resources that can be used over the course of our school closure and beyond. Please feel free to reach out via email if you have a concern in regards to your child's social, emotional, or academic needs.

Please note that small groups and individual virtual check ins have been placed on hold, however, you can contact me by clicking on the More tab above and then clicking on the Contact Mrs. Garcia drop down link. I can't wait to see you all again soon!

Virtual hugs and high fives,

Mrs. Garcia


RUSD EC Vision Statement:

Students who experience the RUSD Elementary Comprehensive Counseling Program successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, and productive 21st century leaders who respect themselves and others. They fulfill their dreams through problem solving, critical thinking, innovation, and are contributing members of society. Our students are college and career ready, as 21st century lifelong learners, adapting to life’s challenges in a positive and healthy manner.

RUSD EC Mission Statement:

The mission of Redlands Unified School District Elementary School Counselors is to provide an equitable, developmentally appropriate, and data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program that is accessible to all students. School Counselors aim to close the achievement gap by utilizing a multi-tiered system of support to meet the needs of the whole child, empowering them through social-emotional learning, academic development, and career exploration. School Counselors build a partnership with teachers, parents, students, administrators, and members of the community to advocate for a positive school climate, equipping students with the skills necessary to confront the challenges of our changing world.

RUSD EC Belief Statements:

  • Every student has his/her own strengths and talents

  • Every student has the right to learn how to use healthy coping skills in their daily life to deal with the stresses they face now and in the future.

  • Advocate for a positive school climate for every student, in which they feel safe and cared for at school.

  • Each student should have access to a full-time, state-certified, master’s-degree-level school counselor to deliver the comprehensive school counseling program.

  • Every student has the right to feel happy and safe, both physically and emotionally.

  • Every student deserves to be a part of a culturally compassionate and inclusive school environment.

  • Every student deserves equal access to education and equitable access to developmental resources.

  • There is no such thing as bad kids, just kids who make poor choices.

  • Counselors help close the gap by ensuring students have equitable access to academic, socioemotional, and career learning.

  • All students ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual differences and special needs are honored and considered when planning and implementing the school counseling program

  • Each student can achieve academic, career and social/emotional success when given appropriate and timely support and interventions as well as rigorous and relevant instruction.