Meet the Counselors

    "Connecting Schools, Families, and the Community"

    Mrs. Berglund

    Mrs. Berglund


    (253) 683-8078 | cberglund@bethelsd.org

    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-K.  I'm in my 28th year in the district and have been both a classroom teacher and a counselor. This is my 4th year at Cougar Mountain and 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, biking, jogging and attending community events. I look forward to working with students and families this year!

    I am looking forward to working with students and families this year!




                      Mrs. Peterman                                                 Mrs. Peterman

    (253) 683-8079 | kpeterman@bethelsd.org

    My name is Kaytlin Peterman and I am the school counselor for students with the last names beginning with letters L-Z. This is my first year at CMMS and I am loving every second of being a part of the Cougar Mountain family! I am new to the state of Washington and I am from Las Vegas, Nevada. In Las Vegas, I was in the education field for 4 years in grades Pre-K-12. In the 2017/2018 school year, I completed my counseling internship at Pioneer Valley Elementary School and Challenger High School.

    For fun, I love to watch hockey! My favorite hockey team is the Vegas Golden Knights (GO KNIGHTS GO)! In addition to enjoying all things hockey, I love to spend time with my family, read, attend concerts, and overall, just enjoy all that life has to offer!

    I am looking forward to working with students and families this year!


    Mrs. Peterman & Mrs. Berglund

    Mrs. Peterman & Mrs. Berglund


    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***


    Trimester Grading Periods

    Fall Trimester: September 6, 2018 - November 30, 2018

    Winter Trimester: December 3, 2018 - March 15, 2019

    Spring Trimester: March 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019


    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: https://fortress.wa.gov/wsac/portal/programs/college%20bound/application


    For more information, please go to: https://www.wsac.wa.gov/college-bound


    Community Resources

    Bethel School District Community Resources Link