Updated: Apr 27
Greeley Central Counselor Kendra Villarreal has worked in District 6 for 17 years! Prior to working at Central, she taught middle and high school History, Psychology, Government, and English as a second language.
Though all of our District 6 schools are unique in their own ways, Mrs. Villarreal was drawn to Greeley Central by the “amazing things being implemented at that time.” She describes how “we [Central staff] were really on the cutting edge of new counselor trends that most places had not even thought about before and a lot of thought was put into Professional School Counseling rather than Guidance Counseling, so we have been able to use our Psychology degrees for mental health rather than focused registrar roles.” Her work as a counselor has been beneficial to countless students and their academic futures.
"Our students are so incredible. I have seen students with no hope for their futures learning to self-advocate, take risks, and find possibilities they never fathomed."
After working with so many students, it is hard for Mrs. Villarreal to single out one story of a student’s struggle and successes. She admires her students and their drive to control their futures; “Our students are so incredible. I have seen students with no hope for their futures learning to self-advocate, take risks, and find possibilities they never fathomed. Many of my former students are now colleagues and even some of them have their own children who are now my students! I love seeing students become successful adults and like to believe I have some role, even if it's very minor, in that process.”