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Mr. Morales

Hello KLA students and parents,

I am Mr. Morales, the new Secondary Academic Counselor here at KLA. I am taking over the role from Mrs. Williams this year. I am extremely excited to be back at KLA. Some of you may remember that I was the Counselor for Primary, but now I am in the role for Secondary.  Keiller Leadership Academy is an incredible place to be and I am really looking forward to this upcoming year. 

As the Counselor, I concentrate on three specific areas; Academic, Social/Emotional and College/Career Readiness. Throughout the year, I will meet with every single student to discuss these three areas. Our focus on KLA is to make sure that students are prepared to be successful as they move on to High School and beyond. Part of that success is measured in academic progress, making sure students stay above at least 2.5 for GPA and CPA. But, in order to be academically successful, students also have to feel safe, secure and supported at school for their social/emotional well being. My counseling services provide that support in the form of individual meetings, specialized group counseling, mediations, and whole classroom curriculum. As a part of that support, I also focus on their academic progress throughout the year and identify students that may benefit from services such as our Mentor/Mentee program that provides student leaders the ability to assist other students with academic support. Another program that I will oversee, will be the Peer Mediators which gives student leaders the opportunity to help fellow students as they resolve conflicts. 
 
This year we also have some exciting things to look forward to such as the Parent Series, College Field Trips, Career Speakers, and so much more. Please look out in the newsletter from Mrs. Sartain for more information about upcoming events. 
 
Again, I am very excited to be back at Keiller Leadership Academy and look forward to another great year!

Mr. Morales, MA, PPS
KLA Primary School Counselor
 

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Updated MH Resources 4/9/2020

Hello again KLA Leaders and families,
 
Here are some more resources available for Mental Health Crises and well-being:
 
  • Peer-Run Warm Line The Peer-Run Warm Line (1-855-845-7415) is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  The Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK (8255)) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 
  • Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • The Trevor Project’s Trevor Lifeline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service specifically for LGBTQ youth available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386. Several other supportive resources can be found at Direct Online and Phone Support Services for LGBTQ Youth on the Human Rights Campaign website.
We will continue to update this site weekly with more resources and information. Please continue to be safe and strong. We are here to support and will assist in any way that we can. 
 
Take care, 
The Counseling Team
 
If you have a serious mental health emergency, call 911 for assistance. 
 
 

COVID-19 Resources

Hello KLA Leaders and families,
 
During this time, KLA Counseling Department would like offer the following mental health resources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are just a few of the resources available to students and families. We will be updating the website regularly. 
 
If you have a Mental Health emergency, please use the resources above or call 911. 
 
We are here to support during this time and encourage all to take care of themselves and their family members. 
 
Hoping for your safety and good health,
The Counseling Department