Counseling

Comprehensive School Counseling Program

Who are school counselors?

Who are school counselors?
School counselors are educators who promote elementary, middle, or high school students' success. They promote students' academic, career, and social/personal development. School counseling duties include: individual student academic planning, classroom lessons, brief counseling, referrals, collaboration, advocacy for student success, and data analysis. Ideal caseload for school counselor to student ratio is 250 students to 1 school counselor (ASCA, n.d.). 

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Photograph of Jenna Kabat, M.Ed. School Counselor at Ruby Bridges Elementary

Jenna Kabat, M.Ed.

jkabat@nsd.org

School Counselor

Ruby Bridges Elementary

(425) 408-8783

A little bit about me:

I grew up as a military kid and have moved nineteen times. In college, I earned my Bachelor's in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. After college, I worked as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit and as a Social Services Specialist in the Emergency Department at Seattle Children's Hospital. Working with children in mental and behavioral crises ignited a passion in me to help children before reaching the point of needing a hospital visit. This led me to pursue a Master's in Education in School Counseling.I love connecting with children and helping them develop socially and emotionally and being there for them while they're at school.