Ronnelle Browning and Beth Hebert are the counselors at Sakai.  Students request appointments for a wide range of problems which may be taking 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.

Ronnelle Browning Alphabet A-M                              (206) 780-6506

Beth Hebert            Alphabet N-Z, 504 Coordinator   (206) 780-6554

Below, is 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