This is my 25th year as a School Counselor, and my 21st year as a PSD Counselor. My professional passions are developing students’ social and emotional skills—including, but not limited to these skills:
- Relationship skills--especially peace-making & conflict-resolution
- Being a compassionate & mindful person
I have worked with students from many different cultures and am semi-fluent in Spanish. Geographically, I have personal and professional ties to New York (NYC & Buffalo), Wisconsin, and Florida. On the personal side of life, I am very fortunate to be married to Dan (a 5th grade teacher at Riffenburgh), and privileged to be the mom of Mady & Sage, my teen-age daughters. My interests include playing/coaching sports--especially basketball; waterskiing & fishing; backpacking & skiing; reading, singing & playing piano; and traveling. This is my 4th year at Kinard; students with last names A-G are in my caseload, but my colleague, Karen Irvine, and I work together to support the social, emotional, academic and career growth of ALL students during their years at Kinard.