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    MEET OUR TEAM

    6th Grade Counselor Kelli Colleran   7th Grade Counselor Tina Camero
     8th Grade Counselor Lilia Goldsmith  SBIRT Counselor Kelly KerbySBIRT Counselor Kelly Kerby
    Kelli Colleran
    Tina Camero
    Lilia Goldsmith
    Kelly Kerby
    6th Grade Counselor
    kjcolleran@seattleschools.org
    7th Grade Counselor
    ticamero@seattleschools.org
    8th Grade Counselor
    legoldsmith@seattleschools.org
    Prevention/Intervention
    kmkerby@seattleschools.org

    The Hamilton Counselors create a safe environment for students to share their concerns in a confidential setting. Students can arrange to see their counselor either by coming before/after school or during lunch; by asking their classroom teacher to excuse them to see the counselor; or by filling out a self-referral form in the counseling center. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns.

    Professional School Counselors hold a master's degree in School Counseling and are integral to the total educational program. School  counselors provide leadership, advocacy, and a collaborative approach to deliver services and programs. An essential goal of the Hamilton Counseling team is to provide equitable access and remove barriers to educational opportunities for a ll students. We strive to help students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to build the foundation for success in high school and beyond.

    School counselors serve students in three primary areas:

    ACADEMIC: Assist students with course planning and scheduling; assist students with academic support in  the areas of organization and general study skills; consult & collaborate with parents and teachers; assist with referrals for special education and/or accommodations; assist with transition from elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school.

    PERSONAL/SOCIAL: Work with students when problems or concerns arise with friends, family, or peers; offer group counseling and skills building to help strengthen relation and foster academic success; make referrals to outside resources when necessary.

    CAREER: Help link current activities, interests, and abilities to future jobs and careers; help students explore their interests, try new things, and discover opportunities for their future

    We are also fortunate to have Ms. Kelly Kerby on our team as an intervention and prevention specialist. She helps with identification of students in need of support via SBIRT and provides engagement opportunities and intervention services. She adds a whole lot of spirit to our Hamilton community as the leader of our Spirit Club!