- Community Schools
The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
Hello Niwot Elementary community! I am very happy to be the back at Niwot Elementary for my 2nd year as the school counselor. My job is so special because I get to know all of the students here and get the opportunity to work with families as well to provide support as needed. As the school counselor I do monthly lessons in the classroom to support social/emotional learning, college/career exploration, and academics. At Niwot we use the Kelso’s Choice curriculum to help students build conflict resolution strategies and emotional management skills. Teachers also support social/emotional learning with our In Focus curriculum. Parents can reach out to myself or their child’s teacher if there are concerns that may require my help but students (especially as they get older) can also ask to speak to the counselor through their teacher. Sometimes students needs are best supported by an outside counselor or therapist and I can consult with families who are trying to make this decision. With a signed release of information by the parent or guardian of a student, I can work with the outside therapist to best support your student in school. If you are worried about your student and don’t know how to support them, please do not hesitate to contact myself or your student’s classroom teacher so we can help.
Now, a little bit about me: I have been working in counseling since 2008 and have a variety of experience working with different populations and in different settings. I received my B.S. in Psychology from University of Georgia and my M.S. in Counseling from Prescott College, concentrating in School Counseling and with an emphasis in Somatic Psychology. I spent four years working at an outdoor residential therapeutic program for teens as a direct care counselor/teacher and later as a family counselor. For the past three years I have worked with Mental Health Partners as a case manager with adults with serious mental illness. I have also worked as a technical trainer at a local credit union, volunteered as a wildland firefighter, and taught nutrition to kids K-12 in the public schools in Jacksonville, Florida.
Working with kids is my passion and I love being a part of the Niwot Community! I love the outdoors and spend a lot of my free time trail running, hiking, and biking. I am a registered yoga teacher and enjoy incorporating my somatic education into my work with kids and parents.
I am a half time employee at Niwot Elementary and half time at Alpine Elementary. I am at Niwot Monday mornings until about 11:30 and all day Tuesdays and Thursdays.