Hello Atlas Explorers! My name is Desi Bahr, and I am your new school counselor at Atlas Elementary. I earned my Masters in School Counseling from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and am a huge GU Bulldogs fan. Before transferring to Atlas Elementary, I worked in Reardan, WA with Middle and High Schoolers. I am so excited to be back in Elementary and closer to home.
In my four years in education, I have worked hard to cultivate positive relationships with students and families. It is my joy to see our students learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Atlas Elementary is a caring school that focuses on the whole child. It is our mission to educate and care for students, to provide them with the skills they need throughout their educational experience, and practice good character and citizenship.
My role as the school counselor is to advocate for students and families, as well as support our fantastic staff here at Atlas. As your student’s school counselor, I will advocate and work with you and your child’s teacher to support your student’s best interests, mental health, and socioemotional development. I wear a variety of hats and believe being present and accessible to all students is crucial to my job. Your students will see me in their classrooms delivering a social-emotional curriculum. With parent permission, I also provide small group and individual check-ins with students. I believe having a strong partnership with our parents and community is crucial for our children’s well-being.
If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached via phone at (208) 762-0626 ext. 20016 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.