Counselor Connection

Meet Your Counselors, Social Worker And Behavior Interventionist

Welcome to Desert Sky Middle School! It is our goal to help students and families navigate middle school. Some reasons a School Counselor or the School Social Worker may want to see your student:

  • Academic concerns

  • To report bullying, harassment, abuse, etc.

  • Feeling emotional distress

  • Conflict intervention

Mrs. Champion, Counselor

annmarie.champion@dvusd.org

602-467-6518

Ms. Koehnke, Counselor

andrea.koehnke@dvusd.org

602-467-6538

Mrs. Billet Social Worker

lisa.billet@dvusd.org

602-476-6519

Mrs. Blosser

Behavior Interventionist

denise.blosser@dvusd.org

602-467-6568

We Are a Top 20 School!

Top 20 is a Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) that we use here on campus to facilitate a positive school culture, and personal growth. We pride ourselves in incorporating this not only at school, but in our personal lives as well. Practicing Top 20 strategies means to use your S.T.A.R. Qualities to Think, Learn, and Communicate Above The Line.

Some terms that your student will become familiar with at Desert Sky include:

  • Re-frame

  • S.T.A.R. Qualities

  • Fail Forward

  • Negative/Positive Invitations

  • Tornadoes

  • And many more!

Ask your student about the Top 20 program in daily conversation!


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Crisis Hotline 602-222-9444 or 480-784-1500

Teen Lifeline 602-248-8336

Family Promise (homeless support): 480-659-5227

One-n-ten 602-279-0894

Kinship Support 1-888-737-7494

Grateful Hearts (free food/clothing) 602-809-9828

Faith House (domestic violence shelter) 623-939-6798

New Song Center (grief support for children and families) 480-951-8985

Findhelpphx.org (free health and social service search)

Arizonaselfhelp.org (heath and human service programs)

Psychologytoday.com (mental health provider search)