Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Sandra Johnston
Mrs. Johnston, Counselor
Sandra Johnston graduated from Boise State University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Spanish Minor. Sandra is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. She is married and has one daughter who lives in Boise. When she is not working, she loves reading, traveling, seeking new adventures, international cuisine, staycations, and spending time with family.
Mrs. Johnston, is a professional who devotes her career to advocating for students, embracing culture and diversity, addressing academic, social and emotional development and promoting optimal positive wellbeing. Mrs. Johnston looks forward to engaging students, families and community members in school activities that cultivate learning and growth!
Mrs. Johnston takes a comprehensive approach to working with students, recognizing that healthy bodies, healthy minds and strong families contribute to increased academic performance, improved attendance and positive behavior for healthy learning. In recognizing the link between student wellness and learning, our school counselor promotes opportunities for students to further develop their social and emotional wellbeing.
*Mrs. Johnston is also available to support parents and families in connecting them to community resources.
Mrs. Johnston believes that family and community engagement is a fundamental component to student success and achievement. When students, families and school staff build authentic relationships and encourage collaboration, it creates a culturally responsive mindset, which fosters trust and produces a welcoming environment. She is committed to supporting students by providing opportunities to partner with families and community members in ways that support both the academic success and the social/emotional wellbeing of every student. Please speak with Mrs. Johnston to find ways to get involved!
School counselors believe:
Every student can learn, and every student can succeed.
Every student should have access to and opportunity for a high-quality education.
Every student should graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary opportunities.
Every student should have access to a comprehensive school counseling program.
Effective school counseling is a collaborative process involving school counselors, students, families, teachers, administrators, other school staff and education stakeholders.
School counselors are leaders in the school, district, state and nation.
Comprehensive school counseling programs promote and enhance student academic, career and social/emotional outcomes.
School counselors encourage the following mindsets for all students:
Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being
Self-confidence in ability to succeed
Sense of belonging in the school environment
Understanding that postsecondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success
Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes
Positive attitude toward work and learning (American School Counselor Association [ASCA], 2019).
Mrs. Johnston, Your School Counselor