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    Amy Benolkin (students with last name A-L)425 831-8239

    Jenn Hemker (students M-Z) 425 831-8238

    Mission Statement:
    As school counselors our mission is to support our teachers, administrators, parents and community in preparing our students to be life-long learners who fulfill their dreams by providing them a safe and caring learning environment. Our mission is to  decrease barriers to academic achievement through student advocacy and to promote student success through a focus on academic achievement, social/personal, career, and multicultural/global citizenship development.

    Vision Statement: 
    Our vision is to provide a comprehensive, developmentally   
    age-appropriate school counseling program that is aligned with the ASCA national standards for school counseling programs.  In partnership with our stakeholders we will facilitate and coordinate a multi-tiered support system to ensure that all students are prepared and have access to the knowledge and skills necessary to become lifelong learners.    



    Counselors at Chief Kanim middle school  provide an array of support services and guidance for students and their families. School counselors frequently serve as a communication link for students, parents, teachers and administrators on a variety of issues.

    Such as:
    Individual Student Planning  and Responsive Services

    - Help students with their academic, career and personal/social development
    - ​504 Caseload Managers
    - ​Work with administrators and classroom teachers to develop strategies for at risk students

    - Crisis Counseling
    - Small Group Intervention and Counseling
    - Student Mediations
    - Referrals to School and/or Community Resources School Guidance Curriculum

    ​- Classroom Instruction​