Hi There! My name is Monica Reyes and I am PS 17's School Counselor, and a friend of your child :D
Having started my career at an early age, I feel that I have a strong connection with students and find myself as a generational advocate for them. I have achieved success in helping students handle stress and social issues, increase social skills, self-esteem, academic achievement, and organization skills. These highlights are seen through my counseling sessions with mandated or at hope students using a Solution Focused theoretical approach. Being of Latino descent, I firmly believe it is an important asset to be involved in the education department to help bridge a gap between language barriers, increasing cultural competency, mirroring academic success within the Latino community, and closing the achievement gap. I received my Bachelor's degree at Hunter College, majoring in Psychology and a double minoring in Sociology and Afro/Puerto Rican/Latino Studies. I returned to Hunter College for my Master's Degree in School Counseling and completed my Bilingual Extension. I am a highly dedicated person who is culturally aware and theoretically oriented in my field. I am passionate about the impact a counselor can have and my days are motivated by my student's social-emotional progression and kindness.
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