Meghan Greenwood, M.Ed, PPSC
Main office: 415-485-2440
I started my career in education in 2001 teaching speech, debate, oral interpretation and theatre arts to high school students. I bring my dramatic background into my counseling work with many creative expression activities. I am energized by helping students develop the skills they need to uncover their talents, strengths, and build towards a meaningful life.
Master of Education, Counseling and Development, Lamar University
Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Communications, Texas A&M University
ASCA MINDSETS AND BEHAVIORS FOR STUDENTS
School counselors use established goals from the American School Counseling Association to help prepare students for social emotional, academic and success in their future career pathways. Click the image above to learn more.
WHAT IS SCHOOL COUNSELING?
School counselors work with students on a range of issues from school work to classroom behavioral concerns to social relationships such as navigating friendships and bullying to emotional hurdles that make focusing on school challenging. It is appropriate for a school counselor to work with a child if something is going on in their life that is directly affecting their schoolwork or experience on campus. School counseling is different from school psychological services and child therapy. As a school counselor, I follow the ASCA (American School Counseling Association) National Model which has a set of 35 mindsets and behavior standards that we address in working with children. Check them out here!
HELLO AND WELCOME
Hello Super Stars! My name is Meghan Greenwood and I am your school counselor. This is my sixth year at Sun Valley, and I love being a part of the Happy Lane Family! As an SRCS School Counselor, I am committed to providing support services for all students to enhance their academic, social/emotional and college and career growth. The goal of my counseling program is to ensure all students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will lead to behaviors that support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being.
Sun Valley's counseling program will provide a variety of services throughout the school year for students, parents, and families in order to support that growth. These services include:
Please email me if you have any questions about the counseling services provided at Sun Valley. If you would like to refer a student, please use the link located on the left hand side of this web page.
COVITALITY WELLNESS SURVEY - 5TH GRADE
Our school is interested in the behavioral and emotional health of our students. This year, Sun Valley will be participating in a brief universal screening survey for measuring behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses in adolescents called CoVitality. The 5th Grade students will be taking this survey the week of October 24th and then repeat the survey in the Spring. This survey has been approved by San Rafael City Schools in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
You can learn more about Covitality from the following links:
Assessing the behavioral and emotional functioning of adolescents helps to promote student success. Academic difficulties, along with challenges associated with developing and maintaining positive relationships with others, can be the result of underlying behavioral and emotional factors. When caught early, any difficulties can be addressed before negatively affecting an adolescent.
Your child does not have to participate. Participation in the survey is voluntary and opting out will not impact your child’s academic status or access to services. Prior to taking the survey, all students will be informed that participation is voluntary and that opting out will in no way impact their standing at school. All information collected will be kept confidential.
COLLABORATIVE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Sun Valley has developed our social-emotional learning program by selecting CASEL approved curriculum, guidelines, and domains. This comprehensive framework includes promoting self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. You can learn more about this framework by clicking the image below.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Sun Valley has a whole school curriculum intended to deepen our school community through common school wide language and lessons. Through monthly themes we emphasize the following aspects of social-emotional learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Other parts of our program include: