Hi there –
I’m Wendy Simmons, the School Counselor at Emerson High School and Emerson K-12. I’ve been at Emerson High School (AKA BEST) since 2000. I’m also the School Counselor for Emerson K-12. I’ve also worked at Northstar Junior High (now Northstar Middle School) and Snoqualmie Elementary School.
I grew up in Seattle and attended high school in the Shoreline School District. I am proud to say that I am a Seattle native and love living in the Northwest. I received my AA Degree from North Seattle Community College and my BA in Psychology from Seattle University. I have been working with kids, teens and families in the fields of social work and counseling since 1992. In 1995, I returned to school at Seattle University to begin working on my Master of Arts Degree in Education and on my School Counseling Credential (ESA). Ever since I was in high school, I have wanted to be a high school counselor. After spending many hours in my own high school counselor's office and seeing the difference he made in my life, I knew that it was my calling as well. I was even able to do part of my internship with the man who had inspired me to be a school counselor in the first place. What a trip that was! Coming back to my old school district as an intern and learning the ropes from my first mentor. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
In my positions at Emerson High School and Emerson K-12, I provide individual counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, group counseling (such as Relationships, Stressed Out, GSA, and Choices) as well as academic and career planning. My main goal when working with students is to help them get in touch with what is in their hearts and to help them find their own paths in this world.
Feel free to give me a call or stop by the office to schedule a time to chat,
Wendy Simmons, MAEd, ESA