Counselor's Page

My name is Danetta Nelson and I am thrilled to be the new counselor at Sunrise this year.  This is my 15th year as a school counselor with the Puyallup School District.  I spent my first 7 years at the Junior High level and the last 7 years at Elementary. I thoroughly enjoy working with our K-6 students.

A few of the fun things I am able to do with our students are small groups with a focus on specific themes (e.g., friendships, problem solving, etc), meeting with students one on one who have things in their life they want to work on, and conducting lessons in all classrooms.  This year classroom lessons will predominately be based on the Second Step Curriculum.  This program has units that focus on empathy, problem solving, skills for learning and emotion management.

I am also the coordinator for 504's and McKinney-Vento (homeless act). If you have any questions please feel free to contact me either through the schools main Sunrise phone number (253)841-8744 or email  I am at Sunrise every Monday, Wednesday mornings, Thursday, and Friday.

Danetta Nelson, M.S.