Hello,

   My name is Debbie Galicia and I am the elementary counselor at KIS.  I am originally from California. I have three children. My youngest is in the Secondary school here at KIS. I have been a school counselor for seven years. I have worked in China, Slovakia, and now in Ukraine as a school counselor. 

   As the school counselor I help students through the emotional and social ups and downs of growing up. I focus a lot of time and energy on the character education program that our school follows, our Success Orientations. I have classes and small groups that help the students understand and follow those seven character traits along with a special session of classes regarding anti bullying. I work one on one with students to help them develop their social skills in areas like anger management, conflict resolution, friendship skills and self esteem.

  I enjoy meeting with students and parents to help with any problems they are facing either in school, with friends and family or just in transitioning to a new city. I am always willing to meet one on one to discuss concerns or just meet new people at our school.  Please feel free to email me at any time.