Meet Your Counselor
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A., Psychology from Dordt College M.S., Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University Pupil Personnel Certificate, K-12 Counselor Licensed Professional Counselor
Mr. Jeremiah Kats
I have been the school counselor at Discovery Elementary since 2016. I truly believe that we have the best students and staff at Discovery and I count it as a great privilege to work with them! I work closely with teachers, parents, and staff to help meet the social-emotional needs of all students. I have my Master's from Northwest Nazarene University in School Counseling and my Bachelor's in Psychology from Dordt College. I have been working with the West Ada School District since 2012 and have a background in Behavior Intervention.
Throughout the school year I teach classroom lessons on topics such as personal safety, understanding self and others, problem solving, career exploration, Toolbox (our school socio-emotional curriculum) and more. I also run small groups on topics such as changing families, grief and loss, anger management, and friendship skills. I meet with students one-on-one on a short term basis and can provide referrals to community counselors upon request. I am also the liaison for homeless/low income services within the school. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you feel that any of these services would be helpful for your child.
In my free time, I love to spend time with my wife and two children. I love to be active by riding my bike, camping, hiking, and spending time outdoors. I also enjoy reading, running, sports, and movies.
I am excited to announce an addition to Discovery's Counseling program this year, Ms. Redmon. She is a counseling intern from BSU who will be helping out by meeting with students, running groups, and teaching counseling lessons. Click here to watch her introduction video!