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Counselor’s Message

Hello MDAE parents and students. I’m Ms. Duson, the School Counselor. The 2016 – 2017 school year will be my 10th year at Adelanto School District. I spent the first 9 years as a Language Arts and Read 180 teacher at Columbia Middle School, and now I’m currently a counselor here at MDAE. I’m super excited to start this brand new school with all of you!

As a School Counselor, I perform the following roles, in order to promote positive development in academic, career, and personal/social domains:

  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling
  • Classroom guidance (i.e. Large group counseling)
  • Attend and participate in academic intervention meetings
  • Observe students in a variety of school environments
  • Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, social workers and students.
  • Respond to school crises or emergency situations
  • Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issues.

B.A. in Sociology
M.A. in Education
M.S. in Counseling and Guidance
Single Subject Teaching Credential – English
Pupil Personnel Services Credential – School Counseling

Students: Help me make 2016 – 2017 a year of kindness!

Kindness starts with you…

Hold the door open for someone. Carry someone’s book. Sit next to someone who by themselves. Help your parent’s with the dishes. Write a thank you note to a teacher.

All we need is one person to be a spark of kindness when someone needs it.… It starts with you!

Contact Information:

At times I may be out of my office due to meeting various students’ needs. Please call and leave a message or email me, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Office Hours:  7:00 am – 2:30 pm
(No appointment necessary)

Phone:  760-530-7650



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First Aid Tips:

Safe Kids:
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicating to preventing injuries in children.

Network of Care:
Provides information and resources for the health and social service fields within California as well as many additional state.

Kids Health:
Guide to Children Health

The National Alliance of Mental Health:
A mental health organization which educates and advocates for individual and families impacted by mental health.

Homework Help

Resources on Bullying