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Mr. Tiger, Ms. Newbauer, Ms. Tatiana


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Supporting the Social-Emotional Health of Your KMS Student

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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 Counselor

Supports 6th grade students and 8th grade students with last names ending in A-L

Monday- Friday 8:00-4:30

360-676-4886, Ext. 4771

Cell: (360) 739-3991 texting preferred

School Counselor


Supports 7th grade students and 8th grade students with last names ending in M-Z

Monday- Friday 8:00-4:30

360-676-4886 Ext 4772

Cell: (360) 739-4138 texting preferred



Tatiana Samora

Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30

360-676-4886, Ext. 4705


School Psychologist

Valerie De Fehr


Crisis and Counseling Resources: 

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor available 24/7


Teen Link (Confidential and anonymous help line for teens): 1-866-833-6546 


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Free, confidential support for people in distress and/or crisis (not limited to suicidal crisis) 1-800-273-8255 


Whatcom County Behavioral Health Triage Center Crisis Line: 1-800-584-3578  Whatcom County Triage Center (WCTC) | Compass Health


Trevor Project Hotline (LGBTQ focus): 1-866-488-7386 


Self-Injury Cutting: 1-800-366-8288 


National Parent Helpline: 1-855-427-2736 


Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 


Bellingham Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS): 1-877-715-1563 


National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 


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).