•  Ms. Hebert and Ms. Watson

    Our School Counselors

    Beth Hebert and Anita Watson are the counselors at Sakai.  Students request appointments for a wide range of problems which may take their attention away from being successful at Sakai.  Staff or parents may also request that a student meet with the counselor.  For more information about counseling, feel free to call any time.

    Beth Hebert            (206) 780-6506

    Anita Watson           (206) 780-6566

    Sakai's Counseling Mission Statement:

    As Sakai’s school counselors, we have a strong belief in Positive Psychology and strive to incorporate these tenants into our school counseling practice.  The core assumptions of Positive Psychology are:

    ·         Relationships are the key to success

    ·         Positive focus leads to positive outcomes

    ·         Humans have a distinct ability to change

    ·         Strengths are fuel for change

    ·         There are strengths in every child, youth, family and community

     As professional school counselors, we are committed to:

    ·         Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

    ·         Work and cooperate with teachers, administrators, parents and community resources to strive for the goal of academic, personal/social, and career success for all students. Assist all students through individual and group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, collaboration, consultation, advocacy, and leadership

    ·         Consider all students, regardless of their ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual identity, socio-economic status or learning differences when planning and implementing the school counseling program

    ·         Strive to be preventative in design and geared toward the developmental stages of all students as they move through their schooling career

    ·         Respect all students’ values and beliefs and not impose our personal values

    ·         Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program

    ·         Be knowledgeable of laws, regulations, and policies related to students

    ·         Be an advocate for all students