Counseling Services

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    Islander Middle School Counseling Team
     
    Harry Brown
    Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Counselor at IMS
    Email:  harry.brown@mercerislandschools.org
    Phone: 206-230-6154
    See IMS Staff for more information
     
    Michael Gonzalez
    Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Counselor at IMS
    Email:  michael.gonzalez@mercerislandschools.org
    Phone: 206-230-6113
     
    Dru Klein
    IMS School Counselor (Last Names, A-G)
    National Board Certified School Counselor
    Email:  dru.klein@mercerislandschools.org
    Phone: 206-230-6153
    See IMS Staff for more information
     
    Janet Goldstein
    IMS School Counselor (Last Names, H-O)
    Email: janet.goldstein@mercerislandschools.org
    Phone: 206-275-5958
     
    Jayna Dash
    IMS School Counselor (Last Names, P-Z)
    National Board Certified School Counselor
    Email:  jayna.dash@mercerislandschools.org
    Phone: 206-230-6098
    See IMS Staff for more information
     
     
    Islander Middle School Counseling Department Mission Statement
     
    The Islander Middle School Counseling department will provide a comprehensive developmental school-counseling program addressing the academic, social/emotional and life skills development of all students.  Islander Middle School counselors, as part of the Mercer Island School District learning community will provide a support system.  All students will have access to services that will enable them to become responsible and productive citizens, who can successfully manage future challenges.  With the support of our Counseling department, Islander Middle School students will be able to progress self-confidently within an ever-changing society.
     
    Islander Middle School Counseling Philosophy and Beliefs
     
    The Islander Middle School counselors believe:
    • All Mercer Island Middle School students can be taught and should be given the opportunity to do so.
    • All Islander Middle School students have dignity and worth and have a right to a safe, mutually respectful, collaborative learning environment.
    • Learning involves the instruction of the whole person and is a continuous lifelong process.
    • Learning requires the active participation, mutual respect and individual responsibility of students, teachers, parents and community members.
    • Diversity is to be respected and appreciated as we foster school pride among the Islander Middle School community.
     
     
    The Islander Middle School Counseling Program should:
    • Be student centered
    • Include education that extends outside the classroom environment and allows students to expand lifelong skills that can assist them in the pursuit of their life goals.
    • Consider all students' ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual orientation and special needs when planning and implementing the school-counseling program.
     
    All Islander School Counselors:
    • Will abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association
    • Will participate in professional development essential to maintaining a high quality school-counseling program