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Counselor of the Year!

Summary: Congratulations to our very own Katie Runions for being selected as the first ever Counselor of the Year for Elementary Schools.

Congratulations to our very own Katie Runions for being selected for the first-ever Counselor of the Year Award for Elementary Schools at Seattle Public Schools. This is an amazing and well-deserved honor.

At 7:55 AM on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, just before the start of school, McDonald International staff, teachers, and students made a huge circle in the playground for a surprise assembly where Ms. Katie received her wonderful award.

Ms. Katie as been helping McDonald students (also knowns as “Scotties”) through the challenges of dealing with the pandemic and just plain old growing up for the past three years. With grace and calmness, Ms. Katie creates a welcoming space in her office and in our school to share feelings, work out struggles, and learn about navigating emotions and relationships.

Congratulations Ms. Katie! You are the best!

Photo of outdoor assembly
McDonald International students circle the playground to support counselor Katie Runions.