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Dawud Akram

 

My name is Dawud Akram and I am a California & New Jersey certified Educator and School Counselor. I am currently the School Counselor for last names ending in May-Z here at Davis Intermediate School.

 

I have been actively involved in child development for over 20 years.  I spent 13 years as a Middle School Math Teacher for grades 6th- 8th, most of which has been spent with 8th grade.  For the past seven years I have been blessed to hold the position of School Counselor for middle school aged students.  The decision to enter into counseling came from the empathy that I have for the many children that enter school with an array of limitations and challenges.  I strongly believe that the experiences that I have had as an educator only enhanced the effect that I would have on the students I service.

 

As a Davis School Counselor, my primary goal is to offer counseling services as an additional resource to help our students succeed in their academic goals, as well as support social and emotional growth throughout the school year. Counseling sessions in a school setting are typically short-term in nature and focus on solutions to help your child succeed in all areas of their development.

 

Counseling activities can include individual or group counseling, whole class presentations and observations. Many of these activities will focus on helping students learn ways to build positive social skills, gain confidence in their ability to interact with others and learn ways to deal with problems and conflicts constructively.

 

Any student can request to meet with me. As for students, they just need to ask to see me and I will set up a time to meet with them. Students may also be referred to counseling from a teacher, staff member, or a parent/guardian.

 

I am here to help students achieve their personal/social and academic goals, as well as provide support for the parents and teachers. My office is located in the Counseling Center and I can be reached by email at dakram@ogsd.net or extension 302211.

I look forward to meeting all of you!

 

Mr. Akram

 

 

 

My name is Julia Carrasco I am the Bilingual School Counselor here at Davis Intermediate School for last names A-Mar. I am a first generation College student and with that, I can relate to many of our students needs and struggles.  I graduated from San Jose State University receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master Degree in Counseling Education. I am fluent in Spanish and assist with translation.

 

I am going on my fourth year here at Davis and I am very happy to form part of the Davis community. Previous to Davis, I was a Subsidy Counselor for Choices for Children for over seven years. There I worked with families providing services/resources to help them reach their full potential. On my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy running, cooking, traveling and I love to dance.

 

As a Davis School Counselor, my primary goal is to offer counseling services as an additional resource to help our students succeed in their academic goals, as well as support social and emotional growth throughout the school year. Counseling sessions in a school setting are typically short-term in nature and focus on solutions to help your child succeed in all areas of their development.

 

Any student can request to meet with me. As for students, they just need to ask to see me and I will set up a time to meet with them. Students may be referred to counseling from a teacher, staff member, or a parent/guardian.

 

I am here to help students reach their personal/social and academic goals, as well as provide support for the parents and teachers. My office is located in the Counseling Center and I can be reached by email at mcarrasco@ogsd.org or extension 302213.

I look forward to meeting all of you!

 

Remember ATTITUDE is the key ingredient to success!!

 

Ms. Carrasco

 

 

 

 

My name is Julie Chi, and I am a new social work intern here at Davis Intermediate. I am currently working on my last year of my Masters in Social Work San Jose State University. I am also currently working on my Pupil Personnel Service Credential.

 

I have limited experience working with children in the school setting, but I have worked in an after school program for high school students to gain credits to graduate. I worked at four different high schools in San Jose as a youth specialist. I assisted teachers in the classroom and facilitated my cooking program. Even though I have a limited experience working in the school setting, I have an extensive amount of experience working with children and youths at my current position. Currently, I work for San Mateo County Human Services as a counselor at the Children’s Receiving Home. The Children’s Receiving Home is an emergency shelter for children who are initially detained in CPS custody.

 

Although I have been working for the County, my passion is to work with children in the educational setting, which is why I am working on becoming a school social worker.

Some of the ways I plan on working with students is by assisting with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic and classroom support, bullying, and physical/sexual and emotional abuse. My goals are to collaborate with students, families and the school to promote and support students’ academic and social success. 

Some more personal information about me is that I was a Caroline Davis Intermediate graduate back in 1997-98. I love animals especially dogs, and I love to bake. On top of school, work and internship, I make cakes and cupcakes, create dessert tables for parties and make creative items like money leis as a hobby.

 

I will be here all school year. You can find me on campus Thursday and Friday from 8:00am-4:00 pm in Room 3, located in the front of the school. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions via email at jchi@oakgrovesd.net or extension 302227. I look forward to meeting you and working with you this year.

 

Ms. Julie