Counselor's Corner

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    Mrs. Joan Atkins

    This is my 3rd year as the school counselor at Hayden Meadows.  I began my career as an elementary teacher before completing my masters in counseling at Boise State University.  As your school counselor, I will advocate and work with you and your child’s teacher to support their academic, social and emotional development.  I am accessible to students in a variety of ways throughout the school day.  Your child will see me consistently on the playground and at lunch so that I can build a positive relationship with them.  I use district approved curriculum to teach social-emotional lessons in the classroom.  We will cover emotional regulation, building positive relationships and assertive skills to address safety and bully prevention. I am available for consultation with parents and teachers to provide additional support and/or resources on a case by case basis. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s academic or personal growth.  I believe working as a team is the most effective way to serve our students and parents are an integral piece of the puzzle.  

    Joan Atkins, School Counselor