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Hello! I am Kristen Berkas, Ms. Berkas as students call me, and I am the School Counselor. This is my first year at Benjamin E. Mays IB World School, and I am honored to begin my school counseling career here. Students at Benjamin E. Mays experience school counseling through classroom counseling lessons, small groups, and individual counseling services. I genuinely enjoy my role of support for all students, families, and staff at Benjamin E. Mays through a variety of ways! All k-5 students participate in classroom lessons to learn invaluable, life-long social skills, such as bullying prevention, problem solving, managing emotions, career & college exploration, empathy, academic growth mindset, and friendship (to name just a few!). Small group and individual services are also a big part of support available and provided to students through school counseling. If there is anything I can do to help support your student's success, please let me know!