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     Ms. Burns
    Ms. Barbara J. Burns
    National Board Certified Counsel or
     
    Email: BaBurns@steilacoom.k12.wa.us
    Phone: (253) 583-7107
    Best Contact Time: 
    Best Contact Time: throughout the day -- I will return all emails as soon as possible. 
     
    During the school building closure I will be available for immediate responses at these times:
     
    Mondays,  Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 10:00am and I will be checking my email frequently each weekday. 
     
    For support during the school closure please see the activities on my pages. These can be viewed by clicking on the bars at the upper left of this message.
     
    In addition here are my recent newsletters:
     
    June 8, 2020 See You Later Alligator 
    https://www.smore.com/4wqa3

    June 1, 2020. Nature Walks
    https://www.smore.com/qzy54
     
    May 26, 2020 Pandemic Emotions
    https://www.smore.com/m05y3
     
    May 18, 2020 Mental Health Month
    https://www.smore.com/cgv1u
     
    May 11, 2020 Perseverance
    https://www.smore.com/fxn4y

    April 27, 2020 Coping with Separation 
    https://www.smore.com/9nmeq
     
    April 21, 2020 Sibling Rivalry and Boredom 
    https://www.smore.com/c71kd
     
    April 6, 2020  Pandemic Grief
    https://www.smore.com/v7jz5
     
    April 1, 2020   General COVID Self Care
    https://www.smore.com/9wqdt
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    I have worked in a variety of educational and counseling settings. My experiences span over 40 years of service and include teaching elementary school, private practice and agency counseling, social/emotional coaching for special needs children, behavior interventionist and school counseling.
    Degrees:
    Associate's in Early Childhood Education, 
     

    Bachelor's in Elementary Education

    Master's in Curriculum & Design Specializing in Creative
    Arts in Learning

    Master's in Human Services  with Specializations in
     Counseling Children & Adolescents and  School Counseling.
    Certificates:
    Educational Staff Associate

    Nationally Board Certified Counselor
     
    Endorsements: Early Childhood Education, Reading Instruction