|Position:||8th Grade Counselor|
|Room:||Student Services- Front Office|
I am so excited to be starting my eighth year as the 8th Grade Counselor at Willis Jr High. I am a military brat which has allowed me the awesome opportunity to travel all over the world! I was born in Japan, and lived in London, San Diego, Virginia, Arizona, and have been stuck here ever since. My husband and I have two wonderful boys Logan 15 and Dylan 12 who keep us very busy!
My Education and Professional Background
I am entering my 17th year as a Jr High School Counselor, nine years for Gilbert Public Schools and am now in my eighth for CUSD. I earned my undergraduate degree in Family Studies and Psychology from the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) and my Masters in Education: Counseling from Ottawa University.
My Educational Philosophy
Jr High can be such a challenging time for all students: academically, peer pressure, family challenges, friendship challenges, bullying, fitting in , managing extracurricular activities, and so much more. Unfortunately students tend to try to take this on themselves. I am excited to work with all of the students at Willis to help all of these challenges become more manageable for them. I believe in our students and their potential both academically and socially. We all want our students to feel safe, valued, challenged, supported, and respected. I am looking forward to being a part of many more success stories here at Willis Jr High! Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your student.
| Email Michele Chapin