Counselor, Kelley Herring

In my counseling practice, I strive to support kids through a host of multifaceted interventions.  My approach is highly differentiated, based on student need, and reflective of our commitment to progressive education.  While my service offerings are varied, I focus on teaching developmentally appropriate social skills, emotion management, conflict resolution techniques and communication strategies.   I strive to support peer relationships, and to help kids develop self-awareness, perspective-taking skills, self-regulation, empathy and compassion.

I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by educators, staff, administrators, and parents who believe in the power of multiage education, who support experiential learning, who value process over product, and who honor the understanding that social, emotional, and academic development are inextricably linked.

The 2016-2017 school year will be my fourth year working with the Co-op schools.  In 2013 I joined SDCCS Linda Vista as a counseling intern.  Since that time, I have worked hard to establish a comprehensive, accessible counseling program at SDCCS – Mountain View, where I began full time the following year.  I hold a Master of Science in School Counseling and a California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Counseling.

Despite having lived 10 years in San Diego, I am a Colorado native with a lifelong love of the cold and snowy Rocky Mountains.  Outside of school, I enjoy most any activity that I can do alongside my family; 8 year-old twins (Josh and Alex), my partner (Amy) & our dog (Indie). Together we love to ski, hike, swim, ride bicycles, ice skate, scooter, play board games, plan surprises for each other, wrestle, read books, and travel (especially to Yosemite!).

If you have questions or comments about counseling services at Mountain View, or if you would like additional information, please send me an email directly.  Thank you.
Kelley Herring,

School Counseling Services

  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling
  • Social & emotional education
  • Student Success Team (SST) Meetings
  • Coping skills & conflict resolution
  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • Consultation & referrals
  • Crisis management
  • Grief & Loss support
  • Self-esteem/ self-awareness education
  • Second Step curriculum (training & education)
  • Social justice & student advocacy
  • Leadership & collaboration
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness
  • Parent trainings & workshops


Community Resources: 

Why Elementary School Counselors?

Health & Human Services in SD

Talk Therapy Referrals (San Diego)

SST (Student Support Team) Info

On School Counselors & Confidentiality

Second Step 

We invite you to read about Second Step, the social/ emotional curriculum taught in all SDCCS2 classrooms, and to download your own copy of the visual supports (available in English and in Spanish!)

Contact the Counselor