Counselor Corner

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Donna Burnett
Donna BurnettCounselor
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!

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Michelle Roos
Michelle RoosCounselor
Michelle has been involved with the Salem Keizer School District in various capacities and at all grade levels over the past 21 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Corban University and her Master of Arts in School Counseling from George Fox University. Whether working as a parent volunteer, coach, instructional assistant, office specialist, and now a school counselor, she brings a love for students and a desire to help them reach their goals. She and her husband have five children, all of whom were born and raised in Salem and attended Salem Keizer schools. Michelle’s hobbies outside of school include running and the sport of triathlon. When she is not busy at school, she and her husband love spending time with their adult children and their golden retriever named Baxter.

Mission

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.