Elementary Counseling

Todd Johnson
Counselor for Nine Mile Falls Elementary School
(509) 340-4024
[email protected]


Kristen Hastings
Counselor for Lake Spokane Elementary School
(509) 340-4083
[email protected]g


Kristen and Todd are Student Support Services Staff committed to providing information and assistance to students, families, and other staff in order to help students be successful in school. A sampling of services provided are:

Personal Counseling - Provide Crisis resolution, individual counseling, coordinate referrals to outside counseling services, and provide individual social skills training

Mediation - Offer conflict resolution opportunities to students to resolve interpersonal difficulties that affect classroom performance

Teaching in-class topics - Teach Social Skills, Empathy, Communication Styles and Techniques, Problem Solving Skills, Character Education, Team Building, Personal Safety, Bully/Harassment Prevention, and other topics as needed

Bullying/Harassment Education - Teach Bullying/ Harassment Prevention at all grade levels

Teach - Career Exploration for 5th graders

Assist - With Open House & welcoming new student orientation activities as well as 5th & 6th grade transition activities to Lakeside Middle School

Teach - "Love and Logic," Student Study Skills, and other Student/ Parent Education Workshops as needed

Resource - Work with students, parents, teachers, other staff, & different agencies to connect them with appropriate resources for their individual needs: food bank, clothing bank, phone services, counseling, enrichment opportunities, etc.

Coordinate - 504 Plan Referrals

Counsel Groups - Depending on the needs from year to year these change. They have included, but are not limited to: social skills, organization, divorce/changing families, anger management, and death/loss

Counsel individual situations