Counseling Support

Summer Update 2020

Dear Emerald families,

Thank you for all of your support and partnership this school year. The school ends on Thursday 5/22 as will most regular services, including mental health support at Emerald Elementary. Below are some local resources and supports that you can access over summer. If you are experiencing a mental health or life threatening emergency please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Resources for mental health support and crisis:

Resources for families SEL:

Community Resources:

Please be safe and stay well. We will get through this together.

Kindness always.

Tiered Support

Through the Multi-Tiered System of Supports, we provide more targeted and intensive help for students who need it -- both academically and social/emotionally.

We strive to support all students with universal programming.

When a student is struggling, our teachers, school counselors and psychologists give more targeted help.

If targeted support does not work or a student is in crisis our educators employ more intensive interventions.

Elementary Counseling

A comprehensive elementary school counselor provides education, prevention and intervention services in the areas of academic, career and social/emotional development supports. It is important to note that elementary counselors are not therapists; rather they are professional educators with a mental health perspective. They typically spend the majority of their time working on universal instruction and working with all students. The elementary counselors will work in collaboration with administration, teachers, the mental health team and parents to determine the needs of all students within each building.

 Elementary Curriculum Benchmarks

 Elementary Benchmarks - Table Format

Meet Our Counselor and Mental Health Team

Christian Billington


Traci Hagie

Mental Health Advocate

Jo-Lynn Yoshihara-Daly

Social Worker, Sped

Social and Emotional Health

Young girl coloring with markers

Important mental health habits—including coping, resilience, and good judgment— help adolescents to achieve overall well being and set the stage for positive mental health in adulthood. 

Counseling Support