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Gina Montoya-Valdez , Counselor

(505) 293-4259 ext. 5 (school)

(505) 226-2961 Google Voice (please use this during distance learning time)


Office hours

Monday through Friday:

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

During this time, I can be reached via Google Voice (505) 226-2961.


During a typical school year, I provide classroom guidance as well as small group counseling. I meet with students as needed if they are having a rough day or just need a place to calm down.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Bullying Prevention


Red Ribbon Week

This week we will participate in a virtual red ribbon week.  We celebrate this week to promote happiness in children and promoting staying drug free.

Red Ribbon Week:
Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free

For each day of the week, participate in our virtual spirit celebration.  Take pictures and post them on our PTA Facebook page, Tweet @GOK_Rams, or email Mrs. Owen.

  • Monday, October 19:  Wear Red
  • Tuesday, October 20:  Make a poster
  • Wednesday, October 21: Crazy hat day
  • Thursday, October 22: Crazy hair day
  • Friday, October 23:  Dress up as your favorite Disney character 

Red Ribbon Week

Book Recommendations

Here are some good books to share with your kids during these times.  

  • Happy Right Now by Julie Berry
  • Don't Think About Purple Elephants by Susanne Merritt 
Restorative Discipline at Home
How parents can help

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.  The worst thing you can do is nothing." Theodore Roosevelt