Mr. Karl's is The Lockwood School Science Teacher, but he is currently also going to school to become a school counselor. Mr Karl's wants to help kids because he likes to see students feel successful in academic and social settings. He would help the kids by listen and advocate. “So often it is easy to forget the basic human need is someone to talk to, and I want to be that person for any student,” said Mr. Karls. He decided to do counseling instead of science because he found himself, “Naturally counseling students throughout the day in my classroom, and that I really enjoyed it.” His education is a Bachelors of Science, 5-12 Broadfield Science Teaching. He needs a Masters of K-12 School Counseling to do counseling. He went into education instead of counseling because he never thought about being a counselor until he started building relationships with students and found himself more drawn to helping the student than teaching the science content. He currently spends part of his school day counseling both middle school and 3-5 grade students.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Billings has scheduled two free classes beginning in March. The first, BASICS, runs Mondays from March 5 to April 9 at the NAMI Billings Office, 3333 Second Ave. N., suite 150. Each class goes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. BASICS is a six-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are struggling with possible mental health conditions, diagnosed or not. Participants will learn mental health facts and how to support their child at school and at home.
Peer to Peer runs Wednesdays, March 7 to May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.. at the NAMI Billings Office. The 10-week education is for people living with serious mental illness. The class aims to give participants tools to establish and maintain their wellness and recovery.
To register, call the NAMI Billings office at 256-2001.
There will be an informational meeting about the 2019 Washington, DC trip on Wednesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m. in the middle school commons. Plan to attend and learn more about this wonderful opportunity! Contact Mrs. Dawson with any questions. email@example.com