Mabel Demorizi Arbaje is our Early Childhood and Primary Counselor from Pre-Kinder up to 5th grade. My role in this institution is to support families and students in their emotional well-being. I support teachers in the implementations of our Character Education program, Second Step, as well our peer mediation program, The peace table and mindfulness activities.
I also work with teachers to best support our students social emotional needs.
Michelle Quinones is our Secondary counselor from 6th to 12th grade, my role at the institution is to ensure the well-being of the students, as a counselor I work in the socio-emotional area and as a secondary advisor I work in preparation for university by teaching college classes. preparation starting in 9th grade.
In Middle School we work hand in hand with the teachers, ensuring the emotional well-being of the student, we implement various resources such as support in the socio-emotional area such as the Second Step program and implementation mindfulness activities.
As part of the resources in preparing the students for university from 9th – 12th grade grade we implement vocational tests of personality and interests so that students have the opportunity of good preparation with a defined plan for the future. So we also work hand in hand with the College Board with the PSAT, SAT and AP international entrance exams.
Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive. More than just a classroom curriculum, Second Step’s holistic approach helps create a more empathetic society by providing education professionals, families, and the larger community with tools to enable them to take an active role in the social-emotional growth and safety of today’s children.
The Second Step SAFETY UNIT is a school mandated part of our curriculum as part of our COGNIA Accreditation. As an accredited international school we ensure that we include this instruction in all PreK-5 classrooms.
The PRIMARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR is the point of contact for these programs.