Jessica Baird
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B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies of Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado
M.A. School Counseling/Clinical Mental Health, University of Northern Colorado
Colorado Professional Teacher's License

It is an honor and a pleasure to be a part of the Rivendell community in my role as the School Counselor. I believe in supporting the individual needs of the students and implementing a program that fosters the growth and wellness of the whole child. My goal as Rivendell's first School Counselor is to work together with parents, staff and students to help students discover their individual strengths and enhance their learning experience. Through this process, I strive to help every student improve academic achievement, navigate social and personal development and to assist them in planning for their future success.

My educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a double Masters in Arts in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. My experiences teaching at Rivendell coupled with my new skill set in the counseling field has prepared me for this new adventure.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I enjoy hiking, camping and skiing. Most of my time these days is spent chasing my toddler around. We are excited for her to one day be a part of the Rivendell family.

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