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Meet the Counselors!

 Vision, Mission and Goals at CMMS

"Connecting Schools, Families, and the Community"

All students feel safe, supported, confident, and prepared to pursue success in life.

Provide a comprehensive program that inspires and empowers students from a social/emotional, academic, and career perspective, promoting student success in a diverse society. 


  • Create and maintain a positive atmosphere at Cougar Mountain Middle School
  • Provide students with equitable opportunities to attain success
  • Inspire students to form healthy and positive relationships with fellow Cougars
  • Encourage parent and community involvement 
  • Build long lasting relationships


Mrs. Scanlon 

My name is Jessica Scanlon. I am the school counselor for students with the last names beginning with letters M-Z.  This is my first year at CMMS and I am excited to be joining the Cougar Mountain family! I am in my 9th year with Bethel School District and have worked with students and families in the K-5 setting. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, connecting with others, playing tennis, doing fun runs, and being on the water kayaking, paddle boarding or fishing! I am looking forward to the upcoming school year and getting to know you!

Mrs. Berglund

My name is Carrie Berglund and I am one of the school counselors here at CMMS. I see students with last names beginning with letters A-L.  I'm in my 33rd year in the district and have been both a classroom teacher and a counselor. This is my 9th year at Cougar Mountain and I am so glad to be at such a supportive and positive school. I enjoy spending time together with family and friends cheering for the WSU Cougars (Go Cougs!), traveling, going to concerts, being outdoors, reading mystery books, and attending community events.

Ms. Stockner

My name is Kirsten Stockner. I am the school social worker. This is my first year at CMMS and I am so happy to be a part of this community. I graduated from UW (Go Dawgs!) with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood and Family Studies and attended Boise State University for my Master’s in Social Work. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching the Seahawks, and having game nights with friends. Baking, organizing, and exercising help me to be my best self.

We see students individually, in small groups, and in the classroom setting.  During the course of the school year, it would be safe to predict that we will work with all kids in some capacity.  Many student concerns are common, ordinary kid concerns that can be handled at school. Be assured that if something were to come up that was more serious, parents would be contacted and we would work together to solve the situation.  Regarding confidentiality information shared with the counselors will remain confidential unless the student is a harm to themselves, a harm to others, or someone is harming the student. 

To reach us here at school, feel free to call, email, or stop by the office.  If we are available, we will see you then.  If we are not available, we can schedule an appointment. 

How does a student see the counselor?

  • Self-referral (QR code) 
  • Request of a counselor
  • Parent request
  • Administrative request
  • Teacher or other staff request

What do school counselors do?

Help our students to:

  • become resilient, successful learners
  • gain and master personal and social skills
  • cope in times of crisis

Assist the school staff to:

  • meet educational outcomes for students of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • work effectively with parents
  • implement effective prevention programs to address attendance, bullying, school safety, social skills, and child abuse.
  • understand family, cultural, and community factors affecting students

Support parents to:

  • become active in their child’s education
  • understand their child’s developmental and educational needs
  • access school and community resources
  • strengthen their parenting skills

Link schools and communities to:

  • coordinate the delivery of educational and mental health services
  • develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families
  • provide resources for school supplies, field trips, holidays, and other needs

***Important Information***

Here at CMMS, we are implementing a Social-Emotional Learning program known as Second Step. 

“The Second Step Middle School Program is SEL that brings together today’s technology, the latest in developmental research, and feedback from actual classrooms. The result: a program that helps build a culture of connectedness and empowers middle schoolers with the skills and concepts to succeed socially, in academics, and in life.” 


Second Step Model

Every student in the school receives this instruction in Advisory during first period. Staff and students use the skills and strategies throughout the school day.  As a counseling/social work team, we strive to integrate Second Step terminology, philosophies, and principles during individual and group counseling. By implementing this program school-wide, and in more intense sessions, we are helping to create a more positive system that provides students with a supportive environment from an academic and social emotional perspective. Social-Emotional Learning skills are directly linked to our Vision, Mission and Goals here at Cougar Mountain, and the Bethel School District as a whole.  

View SEL Program effectiveness

Learn more about Second Step

Second Step resources for families

We are looking forward to your partnership with the Second Step program!

College Bound

What is College Bound? 

It is a scholarship program that provides tuition to many Washington State colleges for students who qualify.

What do I have to do?

Students must complete the application by the end of their 8th grade year, maintain a 2.0 GPA in high school, fill out the FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid), and apply to an eligible college in their senior year of high school in order to get the College Bound Scholarship. 

Who is eligible?

Students whose families meet the requirements on the application will qualify. To complete an application online, please click the following link:

For more information, please go to:

Community Resources

Bethel School District Community Resources Link