Counselor Corner2018-08-01T08:36:05+00:00

Counselor Corner

Serving Students

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Donna Burnett
Donna BurnettCounselor
Donna Burnett began her second career as a school counselor 20 years ago in California. Prior to that she worked with youth of all ages for an additional 22 years outside of education. She joined Salem Keizer School District in 2010, bringing her experience with students at both high school and middle school levels. Donna’s passion is creatively looking for ways to help students become successful in all areas of life!
When not at school, Donna and her hubby enjoy spending time with their two sons’ families – which also include their two grandchildren. When not with their family, the Burnett’s love to spend time serving in the community, hiking, reading, gardening and traveling.

Serving Students

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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.


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.