Markofer School Counselor Corner

September News

About Me

  • School Counselor 17 years
  • College Counselor/Director 4 years
  • Alcohol, Drug & Violence Prevention Specialist 7 years
  • 3 Children, Lexi DJ & Kyla ❤️🤎💛
  • I enjoy running, hiking, reading, dancing, exercising, playing board games, traveling, nature expeditions, and family time.


  • School Counselor Introductions
  • Character Strong Classroom Lessons
  • Individual student counseling support sessions

What's NEW

I would like to thank all parents that completed the Parent University survey! We received an exceptional number of replies and have begun planning based on your feedback.

Parent University

The Purpose of Parent University is to provide parents with the tools and knowledge to become more involved in their children's education.

Parent University encourages:

  • Positive parenting practices
  • Nurturing behavior
  • Increased parent knowledge of child social/emotional development and communication styles.
  • Parent/School culture connections

What to Expect:

  • Tips
  • Resources related to topics covered (recommended books, games, apps, websites, flyers, events, etc.)
  • A fun Interactive educational experience with the counselor and other parents and teachers.
  • Dinner

Parent University workshops began October 2022. We will meet every third Thursday of the month, 6pm-7pm. Come eat, learn and engage with other parents.

Dates and Topics

October 20, 2022
Bullying/Cyber bullying

November 17, 2022
Internet Safety/ Social Media 101

December 15, 2022
Encouraging Emotional Growth/Mindfulness

January 19, 2023
Guiding My Child's Behavior

February 23, 2023
Confidence and Self Esteem

Parent University Session 1: Bullying/Cyber Bullying -How Parents Can Support

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 6pm

9759 Tralee Way

Elk Grove, CA



During this session you will learn:

  • What Bullying is
  • What Bullying is not
  • How to support your student at home if they are being bullied
  • How to support your student if they are a bully
  • You will learn about websites that provide support to parents and students, as well as recommended books and apps and much more :)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

This is my shot out section. Shot out's will recognize student's I caught being Kind on the days I am on campus.

September Classroom Visits

During the month of September, I am visiting classes to teach Character Strong Purposeful People Lessons.

The Character Trait of the Month is RESPECT.

A Family Connection Letter will be sent home each month. The letter details:

  • Overview of RESPECT Lesson
  • What student's will doin the classroom
  • At home conversation starters
  • Purposeful Pursuits for you to do with your student at home - practicing Respect.

How to Contact Me


Office Hours: Thursday & Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Email to schedule a phone or Zoom conference.

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