Welcome to the Counselor’s Corner webpage! My name is Jody Shapiro, and this is my 8th year as the counselor here at Pasadena Park Elementary. I earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Washington University and my School Counseling Certificate from Gonzaga University.
Before working as a school counselor, I worked as a therapist in the public mental health system. In my free time, I enjoy long distance running and learning about history and current events. And I'm a big Boston Celtics fan!
I work closely with our counseling assistant, Nichole Zamora, and our counseling interns, Caitlin Jacoby and Ruth Crow, to provide a comprehensive guidance program. Our mission is to work in partnership with teachers and parents to help students reach their academic potential and develop into responsible citizens. Here are some of the services we provide:
I continue to be very grateful to work at such a wonderful school and to serve the West Valley community. Please feel free to contact us in the PR room if your child is having a problem or conflict that is getting in the way of his/her learning. For issues outside of school that require long-term counseling, we can provide you with names of licensed counselors and psychologists in the area.
Best wishes for a great school year!