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Counselor’s Corner, Melinda Coates

Greetings Patwin Families!
I am Melinda Coates, school counselor at Patwin, I’m so excited to be at school full-time this year. What does school counseling look like here at Patwin?
Over the course of the school year I will lead:

  • 8 classroom lessons in each grade level covering developmentally appropriate topics including problem solving, conflict resolution, friendship, managing emotions and anti-bullying
  • Small group counseling
  • Individual counseling to students in crisis
  • Collaboration with teachers and staff to address academic and social-emotional needs of students at school
  • Provide resources to students and families when needed
  • Participate on the climate committee to help provide a positive school climate

I’m excited for a wonderful year ahead! If you have questions please reach out through email mcoates@djusd.net