My name is Alysa Reid, and I am happy to be back for my second year as the half-time counselor at North Beach. I am at North Beach all day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and until 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. I can be reached by phone at 206-252-1535 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, I will be visiting K-3 classrooms on a weekly basis and 4th and 5th grade classrooms every other week to lead guidance lessons, mostly based on the Second Step curriculum. Second step is a social-emotional skills curriculum focusing on empathy training, emotion-management, and problem-solving skills. This year, thanks to our wonderful PTA, I will also be teaching the supplemental Second Step bullying prevention curriculum. Look for more information about these programs in your students’ backpacks soon.
In addition to teaching guidance lessons, I also work with individuals as needed and with small groups of children in need of additional support for a variety of reasons. Examples of groups include social skills, friendship, emotion management, changing families, managing anxiety, grief, etc. Please feel free to contact me if you think your child could benefit from services outside the classroom.
As a part-time counselor, I do, unfortunately, have time constraints. If I am unable to offer your child the help that he or she needs, I’m happy to refer families to resources in the community.
I’m thrilled to be here and look forward to another wonderful year working with staff and families to support the students at North Beach!