Kira is a School Counselor at Lakewood Elementary School in Washington State.
Kira is passionate about embedding social and emotional learning (SEL) into curriculum and implementing a proactive counseling program that empowers young people to have a better understanding of themselves and their relationships with others. Over her years as a School Counselor, she has been a lead on developing advisory programs, providing professional development for teachers on effective SEL teaching practices and designing fun and engaging activities that help teach core SEL standards.
She has extensive experience running small counseling groups that center around themes such as gender constructs, body image, friendships, and self-regulation.
Kira completed her MEd and Licensure in School Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has experience working overseas in Hong Kong and Bangladesh, and after many years abroad has recently relocated back to the Pacific Northwest where she currently lives with her husband and two young children. She is an avid trail runner, loves to hike and cook up delicious meals at home.