Debra K. Austrum
About Mrs. Austrum
I am so happy to be here at Sunset Valley Elementary as your new counselor. This is my 15th year in education and my first year as a school counselor. I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade math. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Education degree and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. My school counseling certification is through Region 13 Education Service Center.
On a more personal note, my husband and I have a blended family of five adult children. I enjoy kayaking, hiking, reading, movies, baking, and road trips just about anywhere. I am a native Texan (who lived in Arizona for a few years) and I absolutely love the outdoors!
As your counselor this year, I will be teaching guidance lessons in classrooms, and working with students both individually and in small groups. A few of my other responsibilities as counselor include serving as the campus 504 coordinator, Campus Training Coordinator for STAAR testing, and the campus advocate for the Gifted and Talented program.