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    Dear Parents, Families and Students of Vernon School:

     

    I am happy to continue serving as Vernon's School Counselor for the 2018-2019 school year. My goal this year is to continue doing great work by expanding my program to better meet the needs of Vernon students and their families.  My door is always open to you.


    Sincerely,

    Ms. Mears

     

    Please feel free to reach me at:

    Office: (503) 916-6415 ext. 77713

    Email: amears@pps.net

     

    Mission Statement:

    My mission as Vernon’s School Counselor is to ensure that all students feel safe, supported, and successful. In collaboration with parents, teachers, administration and community members, my goal is to foster each student’s academic, social/emotional, and college/career development in order to become well-rounded, responsible and culturally-competent individuals of the world.

     

    About me:

    I am originally from California and moved to Portland, Oregon three years ago to pursue my master’s degree in School Counseling. I attended Lewis & Clark College and through their program, I was able to get my feet wet by interning at different schools and grade levels in PPS.


    Being a Californian at heart, I am a die-hard Lakers fan. I love Portland for its variety in restaurant choices because I love eating and trying new places. I am a total sucker for ice cream and I am known to join in on a few kickball games at recess.

    April Mears