Chelsey Hays-School Counselor
My name is Chelsey Hays and I am looking forward to being your school counselor for the 2019-2020 school year!
I have worked with kids and their families for over 20 years in various roles and this past June, I received my Masters in School Counseling from Seattle Pacific University. I did my education block hours in a Seattle Public School kindergarten classroom and my counseling practicum and internship in a Seattle Public Middle School. While I did love my experience with middle schoolers, I am really excited to return to working with younger kids and their families and supporting them through this exciting new time of firsts.
On my downtime, I love to spend time with my husband and three kids outdoors hiking or at the beach, cooking, reading, watching movies, traveling and spending time with friends. I’m currently studying to take my licensed mental health counseling exam but have still managed to find lots of time for fun over the summer with my kiddos. We are looking forward to our trip in August to Sunriver, Oregon for bike riding and lots of sun before the school year ramps up.
As a parent of three, one being a new kindergartener this coming school year, I want to empathize with all of the families around all the emotions. It is a time of excitement, nerves, unknowns, and new beginnings. As your school counselor, I am honored to be able to be here as a resource and support. I look forward to meeting each of your kids and being your partner to help their kindergarten year be a success!