This video will introduce you to the counseling staff, and highlight the many roles they play in supporting students at Mercer Island High School.
The counseling staff is here to serve all students through a comprehensive school counseling program. Our goals are to help students engage in curriculum, grow academically, develop social skills and emotional maturity, prepare students for post-high school endeavors, and complete a meaningful, diploma earning program through MIHS.
Counselors partner with teachers, school administrators, and parents to help students succeed in school, and become lifelong learners.
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We hope this message finds you safe and in good health! There is no doubt that over the last several months, we have witnessed an unprecedented change to the world as we know it due to the spread of COVID-19. Our daily lives have been surely affected, creating in each of us a mixture of emotions, some of which may be new and unfamiliar. There is no greater time to be mindful of self-care, both physically and emotionally.
As your Counseling Team, we want to assure you that we are here for you!!
Our immediate goals:
- Be accessible to you during our normal school hours - Mon - Fri 8:00am - 3:15pm
- Remain vigilant in our efforts to provide counseling services to the best of our creative abilities
- Provide relevant and helpful resources
Below you’ll find our contact information along with a list of resources. This resource list will continue to evolve as needed so feel free to check our website often for new information. For local social services information, please call 211. If you have a life-threatening emergency, immediately call 911.
Despite current events, please know that you remain first and foremost on our minds. We hope to work together with you to make it through this challenging time.
Stay Safe and Take Good Care!
Your Counseling Team
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Responsibilities by Student last name
A-D: Susie Brown
E-J: Susan Sutherin
K-M: Bernie Lenoue
N-Si: Cathleen Johnson
Sj-Z: Rachel Auffant
Registrar: Yulianna Torres
Assessment Coordinator: Debbie Hanson
504 Coordinator: Jessie Kimes
COUNSELOR OF THE DAY SCHEDULE(9am - 1:30pm in the front lobby)MONDAY - Cathleen JohnsonTUESDAY - Rachel AuffantWEDNESDAY - Bernie LenoueTHURSDAY - Susie BrownFRIDAY - Susan Sutherin
Additional Counseling Services are provided by licensed counselors employed by Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, who have offices at MIHS and provide additional counseling services to students at Mercer Island High School daily.Chris Harnish - Substance Abuse and InterventionCaleb Visser - Student, Family, and Group Counseling
Mercer Island High School 9100 SE 42ndStreet Mercer Island, WA 98040Phone (206) 236-3354 FAX (206) 230-6352