Counselor Corner

Serving Students
Last Names A-K

Need to speak with your counselor?

Request a Counseling Appointment with Mrs. Burnett

*Please inform students to set up appointments on canvas*

Donna Burnett

Donna just joined SKSD back in 2010, but has over 20 years’ experience as a professional school counselor, with elementary, high school and middle school age students.

At Crossler, the counseling team strives to discern whatever barriers students may be facing, and guide students and their families to resources which help support the success of all students.

Donna’s passion is creatively searching for what ‘fits’ for each student, as all are unique in their academic, social/emotional, and behavioral needs.

Outside of school, you will find Donna and her husband enjoying their family– which includes their two sons’ families, and three grandchildren. The Burnett’s spend the rest of their free time serving in the community, reading, traveling and hiking, gardening, and taking their Australian Cattle Dog on walks, (or maybe he takes them!

Serving Students
Last Names L-Z

Need to speak with your counselor?

Request a Counseling Appointment with Mrs. Salazar

*Please inform students to set up appointments on canvas*

Michelle Roos

Hello, my name is JeeAnna Salazar and new to Crossler Middle School serving families with last name L-Z. I have a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Masters in School Counseling. My family and I are new to Oregon from Southern California where I began my career as a K-12 schoolteacher and after approximately 5 years, I transferred into Law Enforcement where I served 12 years as a Detention Services Officer for the county of Los Angeles. I loved my job but had a calling to relocate and work more on the preventative end, which brought me to Salem Keizer’s EDGE Program. We love the seasons here and still enjoying the rain. I am bit of a gym rat and enjoy competing. I am a mom of four and happily married raising our youngest son, Jacob. I love to volunteer and serve my community with my time and genuine regard for those that are in need. Most weekends are spent driving around still exploring Salem and nearby cities. I believe ALL students deserve an equal and supportive education.

School Social worker

Need to speak to our social worker?

Request a Counseling Appointment with Mrs. Barr

*Please inform students to set up appointments on canvas*

Shelly Barr

Hello, my name is Shelly Barr, and I am the school based Social Worker here at Crossler. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work. I began my career working in community mental health as a Wraparound facilitator and care coordinator. Upon finishing my Masters, I worked as a child and family therapist and a mobile crisis support worker. My desire to spend more time with my children and family lead me in the direction of SKSD where I feel like I can make a positive impact in the school my children attend, and the community in which we live. Outside of school I love traveling and creating memories with the people I treasure the most. I love working as a mental health provider with our students where I can help them discover their own strengths and provide the needed support for positive change.

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The counseling department of Crossler Middle School provides a comprehensive program that supports students acquire the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes to be a lifelong learner, a contributing citizen and a productive worker in a changing and increasingly diverse world.

The role of the school counselor, as outlined by The American School Counselor’s Association (ASCA), is to work with parents, school staff, and the community to ensure academic success for all children. The developmental and comprehensive program provides education, prevention, and early intervention for students.

Counselors hold a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Through on-going professional development courses, they maintain their certification, to ensure they are knowledgeable regarding current education reform and challenges students face.