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Gina Montoya-valdez (505) 293-4259 ex: 5 Counselor
Office hours

7:45 am - 2:15 pm when school is in session


I provide classroom guidance as well as small group counseling. I meet with students occasionally 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

Character Counts

Leadership Patrol Schedule 


Happy Spring!

I can't believe it is already April.  The school year has flown by.  I am going back into Kindergarten and First Grade for classroom lessons.  The first few lessons will focus on friendship and how to be a good friend.  At the end of the month, I will do some lessons on career development.  Small group counseling will be wrapping up soon.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at extension 35809.  

Confidentiality & Informed Consent

Confidentiality is always maintained in both group and individual counseling sessions. There may be circumstances when it is necessary to release confidential information regarding a student.

State law requires that any suspicion or evidence of child abuse/neglect, elder abuse, or knowledge of a minor engaging in dangerous or illegal behavior be reported to the appropriate child protection agencies and/or legal authorities. Furthermore, if a student poses a serious danger to him/herself or is a substantial danger to others, any individual (including school personnel) with knowledge, evidence, or suspicion of said danger, is required by law to intervene.

The intervention may include informing family members, identified victims, and/or the proper authorities to provide for the safety of the student and others.

Leadership Patrol

I coordinate Leadership Patrol along with Coach Lopez and Ms. Savignon. The fifth graders that were chosen this year are:

Ms. Lowther’s class: Ava, Elaina, Saveena, Martha, Dylan, Austen, Harley, Ashley, Andrew, Prachi, Ella, Alexis, Gabriel, Kayleigh, and Ryan.

Ms. Gomez’s class: Lily, Elliot, Alanna, Olivia, Azlyn, Max, Molly, Kurisa, Sydney, and Ashton.

Ms. Young’s class: Diego, Mia, Anagha, Emma, Rhys, Kyra, Natalie, Spencer, Samira, and Ella.

Ms. Griswold’s class: Anna, Sydney, Amelia, Makayla, Sylvie, Peyton, Jorah, Nicole, Lauren, Alex, Malina, and Isabella.

Ms. Self’s class: Carissa, Sophia, Hanna and Andrew.

Congratulations to the fifth graders who are now members of Leadership Patrol!  Leadership Patrol members can check the monthly schedule posted on my office door or also using the link on the left column of this page.