• A School Counselor is

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Welcome to the new school year! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Johanna Cox and I am very excited to be joining the Roy School Community as the new School Counselor.

    I have been married for 16 years and have two teenagers who are both in high school. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Washington-Tacoma and completed my Masters Degree in School Counseling from the University of Puget Sound. In graduate school I interned at a small close-knit elementary school in Tacoma.

    As the School Counselor at Roy Elementary, my primary responsibility is to promote academic, personal, and social development of all students. Throughout the school year I will work with students individually and in small groups, going into classrooms to teach specific lesson plans, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with local community organizations to meet the needs of all Roy students and families.

    Throughout the school year, any student can request to meet with me. Students can let their teacher know they need to see me or leave a note in my mailbox (located on my office door). Teachers, administrators and parents can also refer students. If your child is invited to participate in a small group you will be asked in advance to fill out a permission slip. If you have concerns about your child please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    My job is to help your child reach their maximum potential for learning! I can be reached by email at jtobiascox@bethelsd.org or by phone at 253-683-5119. My office is located downstairs next to the library. I will be at Roy Elementary Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

    I look forward to meeting you!

    Johanna Cox, M.Ed.