Loyal Heights Elementary School
Comprehensive School Counseling Program

"Positive Learning, Positive Relationships" 

Welcome to the Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP) website at Loyal Heights Elementary School (temporarily located at John Marshall School)! My name is Mrs. Rekeda Rountree and I'm so thrilled you stopped by! If you have any questions about our counseling services and programming, fill free to visit my office in room 305 (all day Wednesday and Thursday; 9am to 1pm on Friday), or contact me by phone at (206) 252-1462 or by email at

Mrs. Rekeda L. Rountree,

Professional School Counselor, M.A., M.Ed.

Goal: To nurture the development of every child so that they have positive learning experiences and build positive relationships.  

Our Comprehensive School Counseling Program is aligned with the standards of the American School Counselor Association National Model The following services and programs are provided:

1. Small Groups Counseling: The purpose of small groups is to expand, enrich, and increase specific social skills in such areas as: friendship, self-regulation, communication, conflict resolution, stress-management, anger management, assertiveness, self-esteem, etc. I utilize some of the following curricula: Skillstreaming (, Creative Small Groups, and Positive Visualizations. (All grades)  

2. Individual Counseling: Brief Individual counseling is also available to students on an as-needed basis to enhance specific skill areas or for crisis intervention. I utilize some of the following curricula: Skillstreaming (, Creative Small Groups, and Positive Visualizations. (All grades) 

Here is a link to information about our counseling services. Counseling Consent & Info.pdf

3. Whole Classroom Guidance Lessons: As of February 2017, this service is provided to classrooms on an as-needed basis.

Additional programming:

Beaver Friend Finder (coordinator & mentor): 1st and 3rd grade Beaver Friend Finders (BFFs)are chosen by their teachers based on their commitment, problem-solving, and friendship skills to help students feeling lonely during afternoon recess.

Beaver Voice Forum (coordinator & facilitator): Gives 4th and 5th grade students an opportunity to present social topics of concern in a non-judgment and solution-focused environment. Forums take place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month and attendance is optional. 

Roots of Empathy (room 209 instructor): All
 second graders participate in the Roots of Empathy (ROE) program, which is a pro-social/bully-prevention program where students learn about the growth and development of a real-life baby, while discussing the importance of showing empathy and kindness towards others. Katherine Abraham is the instructor for rooms 203 and 207. 

RULER (Regulating, Understanding, Labelling, Expressing and Regulating emotions): This is our first year implementing this social-emotional literacy curriculum, and as a member of the RULER team, I'm continually excited to learn and implement this curriculum to promote emotional literacy among our school community. Read more about RULER on the Seattle Public School's page:

Member of the RULER team, Racial & Social Equity Committee, and Student Support Team.

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