Counseling & Academic Support

The Lower School counselor, a member of the Lower School Student Support Team, works closely with students (Pre-K through Fifth), teachers, and parents to foster social and emotional development. During classroom visits the counselor works with students on basic life skills, such as self-knowledge, respect and responsibility for self and others, conflict resolution, communication skills, developing and sustaining friendships, and self-care. The curriculum is presented with developmental consideration at each grade level.

The counselor also provides support to students through individual and group sessions in identified areas of concern. Through consultation with teachers and parents, the counselor and faculty work as a team to achieve the potential of each student. This may include parent/counselor meetings, parent education, and community outsourcing for counseling referrals and assessments. All personal and family information is handled with the greatest care and respect.

The Lower School Learning Specialist, a member of the Lower School Student Support Team, works closely with students (Pre-K through Fifth), teachers, and parents to address academic support for students in Lower School. The Academic Specialist proactively engages students, families, faculty, staff, and outside providers to support students’ strengths and address their academic needs.

Melanie Clark

Melanie Clark

Titles: Lower School Counselor
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 503-416-9248
Ari Sternberg

Ari Sternberg

Titles: Lower School Learning Specialist
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 503-416-9246
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