Michele D’Avignon | CounselorMy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so excited to be the new counselor at Diamond Valley Elementary School and cannot wait to learn more about the students. I have been teaching at Lava Ridge Intermediate School in Santa Clara since 2006. During my time there, I had the pleasure of teaching 6th grade language arts, social studies, math support, and study skills for special education, English as a Second Language (ESL), and at-risk students. I graduated from Dixie State University in Elementary Education with an endorsement in ESL in 2007. I went on to get my Special Education license from Southern Utah University in 2009. I was the ESL coordinator at Lava Ridge for three years, and I taught the ESL endorsement class for educators in the district for two years. But my greatest desire was to counsel students who needed extra assistance at school. In 2015, I began my Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling at Utah State University. Along with being the counselor in Diamond Valley on Tuesdays and Fridays, I counsel students at Enterprise Elementary on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, I teach an English class for adults who are learning English as another language at Southwest Adult High School in St. George. If that was not enough...I am working on getting certified to be a screener for students who are dyslexic. This does not leave a lot of free time for my two children. My son, Robert, is a senior this year at Snow Canyon High School, and my daughter, Sophia, is in 9th grade at Snow Canyon Middle School. I enjoy hiking with my best friend and hanging out with family and friends. I look forward to work with your students this year!