Mr. Nunez-Counselor

Counselor
Eduardo Nunez

Karshner Elementary School Counselor

Tuesday and Thursday (8:30-3:30)

Wednesday (8:30-12:00)

(253) 841-8736

nunezea@puyallup.k12.wa.us

About Karshner Elementary School Counseling Program

 

The Karshner counseling services are designed to optimize student learning by

1) helping to create a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students,

2) providing instruction to promote and enhance growth in socio-emotional skills, student academic achievement and career development, and

3) working to remove barriers to learning for each student.

 

Counseling services include the following components, which are supported by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA):

  • Classroom and small group guidance lessons and activities
  • Individual one-on-ones and check-ins to address student specific needs
  • Collaboration with staff members to identify needs and strategies to promote student achievement
  • Meetings with parents to discuss concerns and/or provide referral resources

 

The Classroom Guidance Program at Karshner Elementary involves instruction by the School Counselor on a variety of topics related to social-emotional development, academic success, and career exploration. We are using research based district approved curriculum called Second Step: Skills for Social and Academic Success for empathy and skills for learning, emotion management, and problem solving.   

 

Small Group Guidance focuses on combining students with similar needs related to topics such as: stress, social skills, impulse control, responsibility, and stress/anger management. Each group of 3-6 students meets weekly with the School Counselor during the school day for the appropriate length of the group based on the students needs.

 

Karshner's School Counselor is also responsible for:

  • Coordination and management of 504 Accommodation Plans
  • McKinney Vento qualification and resources
  • Suggesting community resources for counseling, food, clothing and housing needs
  • Connecting families with Community In Schools (CIS) resources such as gifts and/or food items for the holidays, weekend food packs, school clothing