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Kara King

School Counselor, last names L-Ri
Time at Prep: 3 weeks 
 
Kara King rounds out the newly expanded Counseling Department’s Office of School Counseling. She recently earned her Masters in School Counseling at Gonzaga University and has worked at the Northtown Boys and Girls Club and interned at Rogers High School. 

King was deeply moved by a passage written by Father Greg Boyle, S.J.: “You stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: kinship. You stand with the belligerent, the surly, and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.” 
That passage pushed her toward School Counseling because it is a call to be a person for and with others in its truest sense: standing with those we don't understand, with those who challenge us, with those who are hurting and loving them still. “I stand with my students, supporting them through their challenges and celebrating their successes, for the greater goal of fostering kindship and community. As a school counselor my ultimate goal is to be a safe place for students to land, somewhere they feel heard, supported, and seen.” 
 
King is excited to work at Gonzaga Prep, where she believes students receive a high quality education and gain experience in the value of community through all of the various clubs, athletics, and activities.
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When she’s not in the counseling center, you might find her walking at Manito Park, the aisles at Target or spending time with her loved one.
 
FAST FACTS
Favorite job perk: Keeping candy in my office for students (and me).
What did you want to be when you grow up? A veterinarian.
Favorite food: Grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Dream vacation: Anywhere beachy with people I love
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