Lower School Guidance Page

One of the most exciting parts of our job is getting to know every student in the school and watch them grow with their academic and social skills.

The school counselor works closely with all staff to ensure that every student is receiving academic and social-emotional support. It is the goal of our ELC/LS counseling program to build strong skills in all students grades Nursery through 5th grade. With the new counseling curriculum, Second Step, students will strengthen their learning skills, be able to empathize with others, keep emotions in control, and become excellent problem solvers. All students will be a part of classroom guidance, where we will be using puppets, role-plays, games, activities, and songs to teach the skills. In addition to classroom guidance, some students will learn skills in small groups or individual counseling.

As school counselors, we are also available to help support parents. We encourage families to inform us if your family is going through a difficult time such as death, divorce, or illness so that we may provide extra support for your child. If you have academic, behavioral, emotional, or social concerns for your child, please contact us through the school.

Warm regards for a great school year!

Sincerely,

Marisol Maranan

Marisol Maranan

Grade 3 to Grade 5 Counselor

Shelly Maldonado

Shelly Maldonado

Nursery to Grade 2 Counselor