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Bellingham School District Counselors and Support Specialists provide comprehensive, developmentally appropriate education and support to meet the academic, personal/social, and future planning needs of all students.  We empower students to be self-aware, resilient individuals, who can overcome challenges, build healthy relationships, and thrive in our global community.(Bellingham Public Schools Procedure 2140P Instruction, 2014)

Our Team

School Psychologist

Jim Gibson

Jim Gibson

360-676-6470, Ext. 4754

School Counselor

Kevin Terpstra

Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30

360-676-4886, Ext. 4772

Aaron Tiger 

School Counselor

Monday- Friday 8:00-4:30

360-676-4886, Ext. 4771

Stephen Wallinger

Counseling Intern



Viridianna Ferreira

Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30

360-676-4886, Ext. 4705

Our Role in Student Success:

As per the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) Model, Bellingham Middle School Counselors provide both preventive and responsive services in:

  • Academic Development

  • Career Development

  • Personal/Social Development

The overriding themes of the program will be leadership, advocacy, collaboration and systemic change.  School counseling programs will be an integral part of students’ daily educational enviroment and school counselors and social workers should be partners in student achievement (Bellingham Public Schools Procedure 2140P Instruction, 2014).