Author: Karyn Peabody

Karyn Peabody, a parent of two Jeffco students and Jeffco resident since 2001, graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavior and a minor in Education and then went on to combine these two passions by pursuing an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology at the University of Colorado, Denver. In her freer time, she can be found on her bike, her horse, her skis, or her own two feet exploring and enjoying all that is Colorado. Please visit our "About Us" page to learn more about Karyn and our other writers.
Columbine

Support available as Jeffco remembers Columbine 20 years later

April 19, 2019

Wednesday’s school closure and the 20th anniversary of the Columbine tragedy have made for a very challenging week for our community. Anniversaries are always difficult, as is finding a way to sensitively talk about school violence with children. There are resources that can help.  “Seeking out mental health counseling is not a sign of weakness, […]

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SELS

Social Emotional Learning Specialists (SELS), explained

March 1, 2019

Additional mental health support for Jeffco students is in the works due to funding from 5A, the mill levy override approved in November. The district will use some of that funding to expand mental health support by adding a half-time Social Emotional Learning Specialist (SELS) to every elementary school. The goal of adding SELS is […]

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mental health

A look at Jeffco Schools mental health services

July 7, 2018

The nation has seen an increase in school violence, suicide, and mental health disorders, and Colorado is no exception. In Jeffco, there are a number of resources and services in place to support all Jeffco Schools students.  Kevin Carroll, chief student success officer, works in tandem with John McDonald, executive director of Jeffco Schools Security & […]

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