My name is Kim Pulliam, and I absolutely love working as the school counselor at Aspen Elementary.
I’ve received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and my Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling. I am a New Mexico licensed Pre K-12 school counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the NBCC. Every day, I strive to help create and maintain a safe and supportive school environment where students can do their best to learn both academic and life-lessons.
Some of the services that I am able to provide as a school counselor at Aspen are:
- Classroom Instruction
- Weekly Small Groups
- Crisis Interventions at School
- Academic supports for struggling students through the Student Assistance Team (SAT) process
- Connecting students and families to local resources
- Providing some necessities for students, such as school supplies and various winter clothing
Please always feel free to contact me with questions or concerns regarding your child at:
PLEASE NOTE: The school counseling system provides students with short-term emotional and social support in order for them to be able to learn in their classrooms. If a student struggles with ongoing, mental health issues, the school counselor is not a sufficient replacement for a personal therapist or psychologist.
My recommended site to find local mental health providers and resources: http://losalamosmentalhealth.org/
Everyday Math http://em-ccss.
Glencoe Math 6th https://connected.mcgraw-
Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math) https://www.thinkthroughmath.
Keyboarding Without Tears https://program.kwtears.com/
Pearson Reading https://www.
|Club Name||Room Number||Time||Dates||Information about the club||Contact Person|
|Chess Club||3:30-4:30||Mondays||Aspen Chess Club is a great way for students to learn how to strategize, focus, concentrate, and develop critical thinking skills.||Beth Combs|
|Cover 2 Cover (formally Battle of the Books)||Library||after school on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00||Jan-early April||Cover 2 Cover is a recreational reading program for students in 3rd - 6th grade. Students read from a list of 14 books, participate in book discussions, friendly competitions, and other book related activities.||Jeff Lloyd|
(for 6th graders only)
|3:20-4:30 Thursdays||Improv can improve critical thinking and communication skills by quick recall and response. It can help with poise, awareness of others, and the ability to publicly speak. Improv is challenging, yet fun!||Suzy Kroesche|
|K-Kids||after school on Mondays from 3:20 to 4:30||Mondays||Involvement in K-Kids provides the opportunity to develop self-esteem, leadership skills, morals and standards and respect for others. This program involves elementary students, their parents, teachers and Kiwanis members in developing a character education opportunity as well as exposure to the concepts of community service and service learning.||Allison Washburn and Luna Serrano|
|Natural Helpers||Lunch time||Fridays||Aspen's Natural Helper program is a peer-helping program that provides training to a selected group of 5th and 6th grade students to help them develop their skills in listening to and supporting their peers. The Natural Helper program also teaches the participants the importance of "self-care" and the importance of referring certain peer problems and issues to adults.||Kim Pulliam|
|Photography Club||7:30-8:15||Mondays and Thursdays||During the school year we cover topics including the history of photography, the parts and workings of a camera, film photography, digital photography, famous photographers, composition, the genre's of photography, and basic editing of digital photos. Throughout the year there will be several exhibits of student photographic work on display in the school.||Mark Guider|
|Spelling Bee Club||Lunch time Fridays||Fall semester only||Students practice spelling skills||Laura Waarvick|
|Zumba Kids Club||3:30-4:15 Tuesdays||Develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part life!||Annie Garcia-Trujillo|