• About Mrs. Kerry Grimes...

    Position: Counselor - 8th Grade/6th Grade M-Z

    Room: Counseling Center

    Phone: 480-883-5412

    Email: Mrs. Kerry Grimes

    Mrs. Kerry Grimes

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    Welcome to ACP Middle School! My name is Kerry Grimes, and this is my 27th year in education. I have been in CUSD for the last 22 years. Prior to becoming a counselor, I spent many years in the classroom. I taught 5th - 8th grade - specializing in ELA. I loved being in the classroom, but I also desired the opportunity to work in a smaller setting with all students in the areas of academic support as well as in the social/emotional realm.

    I am proud to say that CUSD is a "family affair". My husband is also a long-time employee of the district, and my oldest son will be starting his career as an elementary PE teacher in CUSD!

    My Education and Professional Background

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology -University of Arizona (GO CATS!)

    Post-Baccalaureate in Elementary Education - Arizona State University

    Masters in Education -  Counseling - Northern Arizona University

    My Educational Philosophy

    I believe effective school counseling starts with a counseling program that supports the development of students’ academic skills as well as personal/social skills. Through educator, parent, and community partnerships, the school counseling program should facilitate the development of a support system that enhances student achievement and learning that promotes the growth of productive citizens in the future. I believe the counseling experience is a very personal, shared interaction between two people; with the most crucial aspect of this relationship being trust.