Meet Your School Counselor

Julia Mullan
  • Office: 651-744-5352

    Email: julia.mullan@spps.org

    I am passionate about school counseling and I am excited to start my third year at Eastern Heights Elementary!  I currently live in St. Paul with my husband, son, daughter, and two dogs.   My love for working with children started early.  Growing up I was babysitting, tutoring, coaching, and spending summers as a camp counselor. I received my undergraduate degree from Saint Cloud State University in Elementary Education. After a few years of teaching, I went back to pursue my Master's degree in School Counseling. I was a school counselor at the high school level for 3 years and I am thrilled to be working with elementary students again. My goal as a school counselor is to give my students the necessary tools to help empower them to be successful in their academics, as well as their personal and social lives. I want my students and their parents to know that my door is always open.  Feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns.  I look forward to a wonderful school year!

    Mission:

    Licensed School Counselors empower students and families to access their premier Saint Paul Public Schools education through:

    • Academic support.
    • Social emotional support.
    • College & career readiness.

    Vision:

    • All students are college and career ready.
    • All students have the mindsets and behaviors needed to be successful.
    • All students have advocacy skills.
    • All students and families feel welcomed, respected and valued.
    • All students have access to a Licensed School Counselor in their school.

    Goal:

    • 100% of SPPS students will graduate with the skills necessary to access their college and/or career aspirations
  • School Counselors advocate for all students and help to remove barriers so they can be successful in the areas of academic, career and social/emotional development.

    Students, I am here to help you with:

    • Developing new friendships/ Working out friendship problems
    • Setting goals
    • Feeling good about yourself
    • Adjusting to a new school
    • Learning how to make decisions
    • Managing your feelings (stress, anger, sadness, worry, etc.)
    • Dealing with peer pressure and bullying
    • Academic support including organizational skills, study & test-taking skills

    Parents, I am able to assist and provide you with:

    • Exploring ways to help your child succeed
    • Improving parent-child communication
    • Referrals for community resources
    • Understanding developmental changes in childhood

    Services provided:

    • Classroom lessons
    • Group counseling (divorce, friendship skills, anger management, etc.)
    • Brief solution-focused individual counseling
    • Parent consultations
    • Teacher consultations
    • Community resource referrals
    • Restorative Circles