My name is Sophia Queroz and I am the School Counselor at John Barry Elementary School. This will be my 6th year as a school counselor. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005. In 2010, I received my master’s degree in School Counseling from Lewis University.
My role as a School Counselor is to promote student success through collaboration, leadership, and advocacy. I have the opportunity to work with all students through classroom counseling. I currently follow the social emotional learning curriculum Second Step within all classrooms. I also provide direct counseling services to students in a small group setting. I believe the key to overall student success is to build trusting relationships with students, parents, staff member, and community members, along with continuous collaboration.