Counselor's Page

My name is Danetta Nelson and I am thrilled to be the counselor at Sunrise.  This is my 16th year as a school counselor with the Puyallup School District.  I spent my first 7 years at the junior high level and the last 8 years at various elementary schools. I thoroughly enjoy working with our K-6 students.

As the counselor I am able to work with students in small groups that focus on specific themes (e.g., friendships, problem solving, etc); meet with students one on one who have things in their life that may impact their success at school; and I conduct 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 (homelessness 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 morning, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Danetta Nelson, M.S.