Welcome to Kamiakin Middle School’s Counseling Page

Mission Statement
The mission of Kamiakin Middle School's counseling program is to provide equitable access to a data informed comprehensive school counseling program that helps all students achieve their fullest potential. In partnership with stakeholders, the school counseling program helps all students become academically prepared, socially responsible, and ready for post-secondary opportunities.

Vision Statement
All Kamiakin Middle School students possess the skills and resiliency needed to achieve academic, career, and social emotional success to reach their fullest potential now and in the future.

Kamiakin’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program
School counselors provide interventions through a tiered system of support (image below). All students receive the benefits of a school counseling program (Tier 1) with targeted interventions for students who need them (Tier 2) and intense interventions for a small segment of the student population (tier3).
Kamiakin school counselors support the academic, career, and social emotional development of all students. Below is a list of some examples of how school counselors support students:
•    Orienting students to new school settings
•    Provide classroom guidance to all students
•    Counsel students individually and in groups
•    Conduct conferences with families and school staff
•    Refer students to special programs and resources

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Family’s Role in the School Counseling Program
You, the parent, guardian, and caregiver, are the most important resource for the school and school counselor. Your involvement is critical in helping your child be successful. You are the expert on your child and your input is invaluable. Studies have shown that students will have greater academic achievement when the school and family partnership is strong. Here are some examples of when families may reach out to their child's school counselor:
•    Understanding how their child is doing at school
•    Academic changes at home or school
•    Behavior changes at home or school
•    Connecting to community or school resources

Counseling Staff:

Melissa Pierson
Last Names A - L
Kara Reichenbach is covering for Ms. Pierson through March 8th.

Liz Biell
Last Names M - Z

Sheetal Kulkarni
Registrar, Counseling Office Professional

Jordan Lindgren

Vincent Ngo                  Family and Community Engagement

Outside Agencies:

Kassidy Gordon Youth Eastside Services

Cyrus Malapajo
Communities in school

Araceli Regis
Consejo Counseling and Referral Services

Counseling Newsletter

Needs Assessment Data