Intervention and GT Coordinator
I will be rejoining Juniper School for the 2021/2022 school year as a reading and math interventionist supporting K-5 learners in a small group setting. I will also be helping create Juniper's new school library, supporting our advanced learners, and of course, returning as our school postmaster. I have taught in Durango for over ten years since graduating from Fort Lewis College with a degree in Elementary Education. Outside of school, and now living in Durango for over ten years I enjoy all outdoor things but especially playing tennis, skiing, and kayaking the Animas.
Hello, my name is Ms. Kaitlyn! This is my second year serving as the K-5 School Counselor at TJS. A little bit about me, I have been living in Durango for 5 years and in the San Juans for 8. I have a diverse professional background in the outdoor industry, education and mental health. I completed my Masters in Counseling through Adams State University in 2020 with a focus in Elementary School Counseling. I am currently in my LPCC training in order to work towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.
The role of the school counselor is a special one within the school building. I will be teaching social-emotional lessons each week using Mind Up, Sanford Harmony and the Zones of Regulation. I also facilitate restorative justice circles and am on the PBIS committee. I am here to bridge the connection between our staff, families and students. I will be forming small student groups throughout the year based on common struggles, academic skill practice and social skills.