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School Counselor Contact Information

Meghan Greenwood

75 Happy Lane San Rafael, CA 94901


415-485-2440 ext 202


Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Meghan Greenwood

5th Grade Mental Health Screen


Our school is interested in the behavioral and emotional health of our students. This year, Sun Valley School will be participating in a brief universal screening survey for measuring behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses in adolescents. All 5th grade students who agree to participate will complete a short survey during part of one class period during regularly scheduled school activities. This survey has been approved by Sun Valley, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).


A detailed information letter was mailed to parents/guardians on October 4, 2018. If you do not want your child to take the survey, you should return this letter with your signature and child's information. A copy is available for your review hereQuestions relating to this Mental Health Screening Program can be sent to Meghan Greenwood, or 415-485-2400 X 216.

School Counseling: The Basics

School counselors help students in three domains: academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development.

​Counselors work directly with students in guidance curriculum lessons, individual planning sessions, and in responsive services (such as seeing students individually and in groups).

Counselors also provide system support; consulting with teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders to develop, implement, and evaluate school wide goals.


I work with students on a range of issues from school work to classroom behavioral concerns to social relationships such as navigating friendships and bullying to emotional hurdles that make focusing on school challenging. It is appropriate for a school counselor to work with a child if something is going on in their life that is directly affecting their schoolwork or experience on campus.  

School counseling is built on a wellness model of mental health. Most issues facing children and young adults are developmental in nature; having a school counselor who understands normal human growth and development is paramount to designing interventions that promote wellness. The goal of counseling is ultimately to empower each student to identify and successfully resolve problems autonomously as they grow into adults.