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Susan Valdez

Greetings Carmen Dragon Families,

It is a pleasure and an honor to join the Carmen Dragon Team. I have been a credentialed educator for 25 years. I received my undergraduate degree at Cal State East Bay, my counseling credential at Chapman University, and my masters and administrative credential at UC Berkeley.

My role as your counselor is to help students develop social emotional skills, achieve academic success, and understand career opportunities. Developmentally, elementary students build greater academic success when they learn to set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and understand and manage emotions.

I will be providing a Distance Learning Guide (hard copy and digital) and newsletter monthly that addresses each of the social emotional principles that build and increase academic success . Moreover, I will be available for home visits, email ( and by phone (707) 580-3718.  I reply to all emails and phone messages within 24 hours.

I look forward to supporting all students, teachers, and families.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Valdez