Dear TIS Parents and Guardians,
My name is Yvette Cuenco and I am the new school counselor for students in kindergarten through grade 12. I am joining TIS from New York City where I spent five years providing counseling and therapy services to elementary and secondary students in both school and community settings as a licensed social worker.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and Asian American studies from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Master’s degree in social work from New York University.
I am looking forward to learning more about the culture and traditions of Uzbekistan and the Silk Road. I am also excited about the 2011-2012 academic year and the opportunity to work with the students and families at TIS!
The role of the counselor is multi-faceted. We have worked very hard on determining the best way to provide counseling services to TIS students. The Elementary and Secondary Student Support Teams will meet regularly to target students who may benefit from counseling services where different issues can be addressed (transitions, social/emotional, behavioral, etc.). Counseling sessions will be arranged with students on an individual and/or group basis. I will also work with elementary and secondary faculty on developing classroom presentations that will benefit the social and behavioral needs of our students.
I am available to meet with students on a drop-in basis – they are free to email me or stop my office to set an appointment to be seen. More detailed information on TIS counseling services can be found at Counseling Services.
Lastly, I am here to support all of our students’ parents and guardians. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and/or would like to set up an appointment to meet with me. I look forward to having a great school year at TIS and working with all of you.
Yvette S. Cuenco, LMSW