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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    School Counseling

    School counselors help to support students’ college and career readiness, academic achievement, and social emotional growth.

    Counselors collaborate with teachers, staff, parents and the larger community to:

    • Identify ways to enhance student access to learning opportunities
    • Advocate for the physical and emotional safety of students at school and at home
    • Offer school-wide instruction to students in the skills needed to be successful, productive members of a diverse community.

    The efforts of the school counseling program are guided by the following values

    Collaboration

    Counselors' efforts are strengthened by working with teachers, families, administrators and community organizations.

    Learning Focused

    The counseling program strives to remove barriers to students’ opportunities for academic and personal success.

    Student-Centered

    Counseling programs aim to recognize and respond to students as individuals with their own strengths, goals and areas of need.

    Accessibility

    Counselors ensure that all students know who the counselor is and how to access their support.

    Leadership

    Counselors serve as leaders within the school community on behalf of all students.

    Effectiveness

    Counseling programs prioritize resources to maximize impact using tiered service delivery.