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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. 
Feel free to contact me via phone or email: