Superintendent's Monthly Vodcasts

2016-2017

 

April Vodcast 2017

Hello, I am Debbi Burdick, the very proud superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District. Back in February, the nation celebrated National School Counselor Week.  Our counselors in CCUSD work behind the scenes to assist students and families in many, many ways, ranging from small groups for personal or interpersonal assistance, individual counseling for grief or trauma, as well as course guidance and proper placement in appropriate classes and programs.  The day of the counselor may be "planned out" on the calendar but my guess is that often, issues that arise or crises that happen may change the trajectory of that day. And yet, our counselors handle those changes with calm, patience and caring always focusing on what is best for our students.  I would like to highlight this highly credentialed group of educators:

CADI ANGELI

· Certified Counselor at STMS

· Adjunct Professor at PVCC

· Recipient of the  RAMP (Recognized American School Counseling Program) Award

· Arizona School Counselor of the Year

· AZ School Counseling  Association Board Member

MELISSA BEVERLY

· Certified Counselor at CSHS

· National Board Certified

· 3 time recipient of the  RAMP (Recognized American School Counseling Program) Award

· Lead RAMP Reviewer  ( 1 of approximately 20 nationally)

· Arizona School Counselor of the Year

· National Finalist School Counselor of the Year

· AZ School Counseling  Association Board Member and Past President

LINDSAY BOCK

· Certified Counselor at STMS

· Our newest addition to our CCUSD Counseling Team

· Grief, Loss, and Trauma Certification  

· Working on National Counseling Certification

LORI DAHNE

· Counselor at CSHS

· Licensed Professional Counselor

· Nationally Board Certified Counselor

· 3 time recipient of the  RAMP (Recognized American School Counseling Program) Award

BRANDON FRAZIER

· Counselor (Special Ed Dept.) at STMS

· Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

· US Army Veteran stationed in Germany

CORRIE KLINEFELTER

· Certified Counselor at CSHS, as well as a Certified Teacher

· 2 time recipient of the  RAMP (Recognized American School Counseling Program) Award

· Working on National Board Certification

YVETTE MAEZ

· Counselor (Special Ed Dept.) for CSHS

· Licensed Professional Counselor

· Licensed Foster Parent

· Expert Witness Program for Maricopa County Superior Court/Family Court Division

PAM MENTON

· Certified Counselor at CSHS, as well as a Certified Teacher

· International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Coordinator

· Arizona League of IB World Schools IB Diploma Program Representative

MIKE SARRAINO

· Certified Counselor at CSHS and a Certified Teacher

· National Board Certified-the first Counselor in AZ to become Board Certified

· Adjunct Professor at PVCC

· 2 time recipient of the  RAMP (Recognized American School Counseling Program) Award

ANAT SCHURE

· Counselor (Special Ed Dept.) at BMES and  HTES

· Licensed Professional Counselor

· Alliance of Therapy Dogs Member (Her dog Fiona visits with some elementary special education programs)

JULIE VANDENBERG

· Certified Counselor at all FIVE elementary schools and a Certified Teacher

· Recipient of the  RAMP (Recognized American School Counseling Program) Award

· AZ School Counselor of the Year

· American School Counselor of the Year Semi Finalist - 2 years

· AZ School Counseling  Association Board Member

· Working on National Board Certification

 

Make sure you thank your child's counselor for all they do quietly behind the scenes-they are a critical member of our school communities.

As always, I will see you in our schools.