Position: Senior Support Counselor
"Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." - John Wooden
What does your average day look like?: At South Shore I am working with various K-5 students throughout the day, but I will occasionally work with middle school students. I am typically pushing into classrooms to support students behaviorally and academically, as well as working with students outside of the classroom if they need a sensory break or need support processing an issue. I also support teachers in working with these students in their classrooms. My favorite part of the day is greeting students as they enter the school in the morning!
Why do you do this work: I love doing this work to empower students to develop skills to be successful in and outside of the classroom. I love watching these students find joy in their success and build up their self-esteem! Doing this work in Seattle is important to me because I was born and raised here, went to SPS schools, and saw first-hand the All-In support that is needed.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In?: I hope that as Seneca builds more school partnerships in Washington, especially in SPS, we can continue to spread All-In. I hope All-In is something these schools adopt as a central part of the way they operate and the way they work to support their students.