I am full time at Desert Sage--Monday through Friday--to assist you, and the students, with any social/emotional concerns, and provide guidance accessing community resources for food, clothing, mental health, housing and holiday resources. I am a mother of two--a 5 year old boy and a 2 1/2 year old girl. I appreciate the other trusted adults in their lives who advocate for their welfare when my husband and I are not able to be by their sides during the day. As your child's school counselor, I will advocate for your child and his/her needs duing the school day.
I am a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, where I received a B.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing. From 1997 to 1999 I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching English as a foreign language to high school students in Latvia, Eastern Europe. That experience inspired me to become a school counselor. I went on to pursue my master's in counseling from Boise State University, graduating in 2004. I also carry my professional license in counseling (Licensed Professional Counselor--L.P.C.), and am currently being supervised to get my clinical license (L.C.P.C.).
I have been working as a school counselor for 15 years--13 of those I have had the pleasure to serve at Desert Sage Elementary. I enjoy working with children and being a part of the positive change they make each day.