Pearl Creek Elementary's School Counselor
Hello! My name is Kjersten Bartusch and I am the school counselor at Pearl Creek Elementary! The 2017-2018 school year marks my 8th year at Pearl Creek and my 12th year as a school counselor in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
In my role as the school’s counselor, I meet with each class on a biweekly basis to provide lessons on character development, emotion regulation, personal safety, human growth & development, and other various topics throughout the school year. In addition to classroom lessons, I am available to meet with students individually, facilitate small groups, and help to connect parents and families to resources within our community. I love being a part of the Pearl Creek community and playing a supportive role for our students and families.
On a personal note, I was born and raised here in Fairbanks, AK. I attended Nordale Elementary, Tanana Middle School, West Valley High School, and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. A product of the local public education system myself, I have fond memories of my school years here in Fairbanks and seek to connect with all students at Pearl Creek through meaningful and memorable interactions. I am also a mother of 3 young boys (who keep us hopping!) and enjoy spending time with family, friends, and tackling the occasional DIY woodworking project!
Please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance, or with questions and/or concerns.
I am looking forward to another inspiring, fun, and productive school year at Pearl Creek!