Peninsula School District's Comprehensive School Counseling Program empowers students to develop mindsets and behaviors essential for success in social/emotional, academic, and career domains through a range of preventative and responsive, direct and indirect services.
Students who wish to see their counselor can send their counselor an email and their counselor will contact them to make arrangements as needed.
Mirka Kjelstad works with students whose last names begin with A-K.
Office phone: 253-530-1633
Erika Nemecek works with students whose last names begin with L-Z.
Office phone: 253-530-1632
To submit a schedule change request, students should contact their counselor as noted above.
At Goodman Middle School, counselors support students’ social/emotional, academic, and career development through individual, group, and classroom guidance.
Social/emotional- Our counselors:
Academic - Our counselors:
Career - Our counselors:
Our professional background equips us to work with parents and children in a number of helpful ways. Training includes a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education with courses in personality and learning theory, child development and counseling techniques. We have earned counseling certificates from the State of Washington. However, we are not licensed psychologists/psychiatrists and do not provide therapy during the school day.
If your family is moving because you have lost your housing due to economic hardship or a similar reason, your child may qualify for additional supports under the McKinney-Vento Act. If you have questions about this program, please contact your school counselor or Becky Maffei, Peninsula School District's McKinney-Vento Liaison, at 253.514.3056.