Katie McCain, M. Ed., School Counselor
Phone #: 206-393-1785
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Hi! My name is Katie McCain and I am the new school counselor at Meridian Park. I am so excited to join the great team here and continue the important work of supporting students in their social, emotional, and academic growth! I come to Meridian Park after working with middle school students in the Issaquah and Lake Washington school districts for the past five years. I think this experience will give me a unique perspective into my work with elementary students and will help me prepare students and families to be ready for middle and high school.
This is a new position in all of the elementary schools, and it will take time to learn how counselors can be a great resource. At Meridian Park, I will be working closely with our Family Advocate, Annie Gage, as well as with teachers and administrators to help determine the best way to support students and families. I also truly hope to integrate parents/guardians into my conversations with and about students, as you are the experts about your students and often have many valuable ideas and information.
My role as a school counselor includes individual counseling with students (which is brief and school based in nature), small counseling groups based on a common need, and classroom guidance to teach larger social skills lessons (which might include Second Step, acceptance/empathy, respect, responsibility, and safety). I will also be on the leadership team of our school wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program, which is designed to integrate preventative and positive practices throughout the school and with all students. I so much look forward to starting this school year and am eager to meet as many families as possible.
I look forward to meeting you soon. Katie McCain, School Counselor