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Everett Barr-Hertel

Atkinson Elementary, Portland Public School
School Counselor

Originally from Bellingham, WA, I graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in 2006. While at PLU, I also earned minors in Spanish, Philosophy, Religion, and was very active in campus activities. After graduation, I served as an Americorps*VISTA and began working in non-profit social services.  I've had the privilege of working in education in a variety of capacities. I’ve served as a Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Site Manager, Educational Assistant, Interpreter (Spanish/English), School Counseling Intern, SUN Case Manager and chess coach.  I began the Masters in Counselor Education: School Counseling program at Portland State University in Fall, 2012 and graduated with honors in June, 2015. I also received my Initial I School Counseling License from the state of Oregon's Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) in August, 2015. I currently work as a professional School Counselor at Atkinson Elementary in Portland Public Schools.  Outside of work and education I enjoy playing the tuba, sports, games and puzzles.