Counselor- Dawna McKnight

Dawna McKnightHi,  My name is Dawna McKnight and I am the school counselor at Rock Ridge Elementary!   I was a classroom teacher for 7 years before making the switch to being a counselor.  I have worked in mental health for 11 years. 

When I am not at Rock Ridge, I like to work in my garden, travel, read, yoga, and watch my 2 children play various sports.  

What does a school counselor do?     I teach whole class lessons and support our RRE teachers with the Second Step Curriculum.  I work with students individually and in small groups to support social, emotional, and academic skills.  I support the RRE Mental Health Team with crisis intervention.  I help support families with local resources and services.   I am here to support students, staff members, and families during the school day.  For on-going individual and small group counseling services, I will need a consent form signed and returned.  There is a 2020-2021 Consent Form in the Links section. 

You can reach me at my email address:  dtmcknight@dcsdk12.org, or by phone: 303-387-5163.  

I have added some links in the "useful links" section that I hope you find helpful.  
Here is a great resource for parenting during COVID-19.   https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/.     

Click the following link for the DCSD Virtual Calming Corner:  https://sites.google.com/dcsdk12.org/dcsd-virtual-calming-corner/home

The RRE Virtual Coping Skills Guide