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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive developmental school counseling program and work collaboratively to meet the social, emotional, academic needs of all students while promoting personal growth, self-advocacy, and college and career readiness.

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TIFFANY SMITH
425.204.3097

Undergrad: University of Washington
Grad School: Seattle University

I become a counselor because I felt like when I was in high school I did not get the support and assistance that I needed and deserved. Sometimes you decide to work in a field that you believe have deficiencies that you can help bridge the gaps. I love advocating for students and making sure that they get everything they need to be successful.

I love to hang with my family. We love seeing the newest movies, watching sports, and cooking and having people over. I love to travel. I have been to Spain, Germany and England.

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CLAIRE ROBBINS
425.204.3038

I became a counselor because I love working with young people and I’m passionate about mental health. I love creating a space for students to express their thoughts and emotions and for them to feel heard and supported. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and my master’s from Western Washington University. In my free time I love to dance, rollerblade and study Spanish.

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BRENIA SHERROD
425.204.3013

I started my undergrad program at Highline College and finished with my BA in youth develop-ment. I then went back to school and completed graduate school at City University of Seattle where I earned my master's in school counseling. 

I became a school counselor because I believe these are important years for students to develop a sense of self and individuality. I believe that having conversations about our social and emotional needs during these years will support our youth in developing supportive, healthy, and impactful relation-ships leading into their adult-hood. I also love to just hear their voices and point of view on issues that are showing up during these transitional times, not to mention they keep me young. 

My family and I enjoy anything sports. My children participate in basketball, soccer, and cheer which keeps me plenty busy. We enjoy spending time watching movies together and doing arts and crafts. Music is also a big part of our family, we are always singing and dancing around the house and we find great joy in connecting through music.