Welcome to Mrs. K's Counselor page!
Please see my class Google Classroom for all the work that will be assigned for each of my classes.
Hello! My name is Mrs. Kwiatkowski (pronounced Kitkuske), but you can call me Mrs. K. I am the school counselor for the Elementary, Junior High, and High School. I was born and raised in Washington County, earned my bachelor's degree in Biological Science/Secondary Ed at SIU Edwardsville, and earned my master's degree in School Counseling at SIU Carbondale. I joined Coulterville School District in January, 2018 and enjoy getting to know all of the students. Thank you for being so welcoming and friendly and I am very glad to be part of the CUSD family. When I'm not at school I love spending time with my family, driving my vintage cars and truck, snuggling with my 2 spoiled cats, and watching old movies.
I love working with all the students in the district and watching all the growth that happens every day! Helping high school students work out what their passions are and how they can turn that in to a career is so exciting. I am available to help any student work through whatever is bothering them. I also do my best to share any opportunity I come across with the students no matter the age group.
If you feel you are in a mental health crisis and need to speak with someone (and I am not available), please call The Human Service Center's crisis intervention line at 618-282-6233. Dial 211 for information about mental health and substance abuse providers in your area. Call the National Crisis Intervention Team at 800-273-TALK (8255). Text HOME to 741741, if you would prefer texting a crisis intervention specialist. If you feel there is immediate danger, dial 911 or go to your local Emergency Room.
If you feel your child needs the aid of counseling regularly, please feel free to contact me and/or complete the referral form below for the Human Service Center. Email the form to me at [email protected] and I will pass it on to the Human Service Center, with whom we are partnering to have a counselor come to the school building when we are in session. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or guidance you might need.
- Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the State of Illinois has included completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) as a high school graduation requirement. FAFSA completion begins October 1 of every year and Coulterville will host a FAFSA Completion Night in early October. Click here for help in completing this requirement.
- Click here if you need help figuring out what you want to do after graduation
- University of Illinois has put together a wonderful set of resources about all the things you need to do during college planning. Find it here