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/

Student Surveys

Clever: https://clever.com/in/laps

Click the Clever link above to access many programs. Sign in using your student’s Google account.

Other website links

Digital Readworks:   www.readworks.org/student

Eureka Math, Parent Support: https://greatminds.org/math/parents

Zearn Math for K-5 (Eureka):  https://www.zearn.org/

Xtramath:  https://xtramath.org

Conscious discipline for Parents: https://consciousdiscipline.com/about/parents/

Merriam-Webster:   https://www.merriam-webster.com/

Club NameGradesLocationTimeDaysDescriptionSponsorSign permissionContact
Reading ClubAll gradesLibrary7:30 am - 8:05 amMonday - FridayAspen's library is open to early arrival students eery day from 7:30 am - 8:05 am. Students are welcome to read and enjoy books quietly on their own or listen to the librarian read picture books or early chapter books aloud. Starts on 9/3.Mr. LloydNoj.lloyd@laschools.net
Art ClubAll gradesArt Room7:30 am - 8:05 amMonday, Thursday and FridayArt Club is an opportunity for students to explore their own creative endeavors. A variety of materials will be provided for student use. This is also a time for students to work on art projects if needed or make up any work missed in art class. Starts on 9/3.Ms. WilliamsNob.williams@laschools.net
Tiger Choir4th - 6th gradesMusic Room7:30 am - 8:05 amWednesdayJoin the Tiger Choir and have fun singing different songs in different languages. Keep Singing!Mr. LuceroYesj.lucero@laschools.net
Aspen Makers Club3rd - 6th gradesAspen Makerspace Room7:30 am - 8:05 amMonday and ThursdayCome explore, create, and invent. We are searching for community volunteer to assist Mr. Guider. Starts 10/14Mr. GuiderYesm.guider@laschools.net
Early Birds CareAll gradesVaries7:30 am - 8:05 amMonday - FridayWe understand that some parents have jobs that require they be at work early and therefore the school start time can present a hardship. At Aspen, we are alleviating the hardship for parents required to be at work by 8 AM or earlier. We have hired staff to monitor children either on the playground or in the dining hall, depending on weather and room availability. Please complete application. A donation of $20/month is requested. Please use Aspen's online school fees portal. Starts on 9/3. Mrs. AltherrYesmi.altherr@laschool.net
Improv Club6th grade2nd Floor3:20 pm - 4:30 pmThursdayImprov 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! Starts 9/26.Ms. KroescheYess.kroesche@laschools.net
Safety Patrol5th and 6th gradesRoom 207BLunchtimeThursdaySafety patrol creates responsible and respectful citizens. Fundamentals of leadership, teamwork and citizenship are taught. Students use these skills by keeping he school safe and taking part in community programs. Mr. ChurchYesm.church@laschools.net
Zumba Kids 4th - 6th gradesDining Hall3:30 pm - 4:30 pmTuesdayDevelop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part life! Start on 9/17.Mrs. Trujillo-GarciaYesa.garcia@laschools.net
Magic The Gathering Club4th - 6th gradesRoom 2133:30 pm - 5:00 pnThursdayMagic the Gathering. A complex game that can stump computers. Use skills learned in class to play the game after school.Mr. MiniumYesc.minium@laschools.net
Girls on the Run3rd - 6th gradesRunning TrackTBDTBDGirls on the Run is a girl-power running club for 3rd-6th grade girls. Come learn how to be more joyful, healthy and confident and train to run a 5K race by the end of our 10 weeks together! Starts 9/23.Mrs. RolfeYesa.rolfe@laschools.net
Math Counts5th and 6th gradesRoom 22312:00 pm - 1:30 pmWednesdayMath counts is for students that love to tackle challenging math problems and looking at them from different approaches. Students learn to not only solve problems on their own, but also how to work with others. The students will participate in a district competition and those that qualify will continue to the state level. Students should bring their lunch to eat. Starts on 10/16.Mrs. Fortson, Ms. Bowman and Ms. YoungYesksfortson@gmail.com
Odyssey of the MindAuditionsRoom 125Monday and Thursday, 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pmMonday, Thursday, and SaturdayOdyssey of the MInd is the worlds largest creative problem solving competition. It is student-driven and combines fine arts with STEM. While students are challenged in a variety of tasks they will also work on their perseverance and team-building. It is not for the faint of heart because the commitment requires both your time and energy. Auditions 9/19 and 26.Ms. Daley and Mr. AllenYesv.dayley@laschools.net
K-Club1st - 6th gradesDining HallMonday3:20 pm - 4:15 pmInvolvement 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. Start date TBD.Kiwanis: Mr. Casperson and Ms. S. AllenYesallenfamily926@gmail.com