School Counseling Program
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The Clark Elementary School Counseling Program will support the development of ALL students and empower them to reach their highest academic potential and experience positive relationships in a safe, collaborative, nurturing and joyful environment
Meet the Counselor
CLARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ISSAQUAH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Work from Home (call or text): 424-235-5302
M.Ed, School CounselingESA Certification Seattle Pacific University
B.S., PsychologyB.A., Human Development Certificate, Family StudiesWashington State University
American School Counselor Association (ASCA), MemberWashington School Counselor Association (WSCA), Member
Let's work together to enthusiastically generate positive change --within ourselves, our students, our schools and our communities!
My greatest hope is to use my training in school counseling to become a vessel for social justice in the educational system. As a school counselor I will continue to be a fierce advocate for child and youth success in all domains of development; academic, emotional and social and college and career readiness. Let us unite and work together to break down educational barriers for all students.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
The counselor will teach lessons in all classrooms throughout the school year to help students develop and practice skills for social and academic success. Research based curriculum will be delivered in all classrooms. For example; Kelso's Choice, Zones of Regluation and Second Step - Bullying Prevention.
Small groups for students to increase skills in the areas of friendship, social success, emotion management, stress management and school success. Your student might also be invited to have lunch in the counseling office with their friends.
Is provided to some students who may need help to overcome problems that interfere with learning. Connecting students and families to outside services when appropriate.
If you are interested in more counseling support you could be referred to our Mental Health Specialist, Christina Sand. Click here to learn more about our School Based Mental Health Counselors.
The counselor collaborates with all stakeholders (students, families, educators, administrators and the community) so that EVERYONE has the best experience at Clark. The counselor will connect families with resources in the community and consult with families and other staff to help meet the needs of students at home and in the classroom.
School counselors can support families and educators with...
Providing resources and sharing strategies
Crisis Intervention Services
Students Experiencing Homelessness (McKinney-Vento Act, school support, resources)
Section 504 Coordination (students who may need special accommodation at school due to disability)
And more!!! Please reach out to me, I love partnering and collaborating with families, educators and the community!