• counselor's corner

  • Welcome to the Bud Beasley's Counselor's Corner

    Dear Parents,

    During this uncertain time, your child may feel stressed and anxious. It is important to keep in mind that most children are likely feeling this even if they are unable to identify or verbalize their feelings. Stress presents differently in everyone. I encourage you to start a conversation with your child about how they are feeling and any fears or anxiety they may be experiencing. Below are some additional resources you may find helpful.


    Check-in with me here. This will be used as my mailbox during this time.  If you need anything or just want to share a message with me, this is the place to do it!

    You may also email me at Kaitlyn.Mackinnon@washoeschools.net


    Mrs. Mackinnon
  • A School Counselor’s Role

    My primary responsibility is to promote and teach academic and social and emotional readiness to all students. I look forward to serving students, families, staff, and the Beasley community. I will meet with students for classroom students, small groups, and individually.

     Classroom Guidance Lessons – I will be teaching classroom guidance lessons once to twice per month. My lessons will focus on academic development, career development, and life skills.

     Short Term Individual Counseling – I will meet with students individually. Any student can request to meet with me. They may also be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. If you have any concerns, please reach out to me. If you would like me to meet with your child individually, please do not hesitate to call me.

    Short Term Small-Group Counseling – I conduct small groups with 2 or more students. Small Groups meet for 20-30 minutes once a week. Topics may include attendance, study skills, organization skills, self-esteem, social skills, anxiety coping skills, new students, family changes, coping with grief, anger management, and self-regulation. Parent permission is required for a student to participate in a small counseling group.

     Parents/Staff/Community – My job is to collaborate with parents, teachers, staff, and community members to benefit and meet the needs of all students/families at Bud Beasley Elementary.


    Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

     3rd - 5th Grade

     (Special Thanks to Mrs. Frydman)