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Support Services: COVID-19 & Wellness Resources

Wellness and Learning Resources

The Bush K-12 Support Services Department’s goal is to support all students and families through Covid-19 and racial healing. This webpage features articles of interest and resources related to social justice, wellness, mental health, and learning support. A Bush Support Services team directory including contact information can also be found below. 

We hope you appreciate exploring the various links to learn, understand, and ultimately take action to ensure equitable outcomes for all.

Wellness and Counseling

Managing Uncertainty
We know in times like these it is normal to feel a sense of worry or concern about how things are unfolding. Below are suggested ways to manage this uncertainty:
  • Listen to, acknowledge, and accept each other's feelings of not being in control.
  • Make sure your children understand your answers and the meaning you intended.
  • Use words or phrases that won’t confuse or make the world more frightening.
  • Create opportunities to talk about what’s happening and how you are feeling.
  • Give an honest explanation and accurate information about this experience.
  • Be especially loving and supportive; we need each other at this time.
  • Let the school help! The school’s resources continue to be accessible

Learning Support

Assistive Technology Tools

Support Services

Counselors and learning specialists are available via email and phone during their regularly scheduled work hours. We are able to schedule online video conferencing as needed throughout the school day.

Leah Brown

Lower School Counselor
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lower School Director 
Contact for Lower School Support Services - Learning Specialist
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Gayle Gingold
Middle School Counselor
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Betsy Wandasiewicz
Middle School Learning Specialist
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Maria Mathiesen
Upper School Counselor
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

John Ganz
Upper School Counselor
Tuesday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sara Carter '90
Upper School Learning Specialist
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 to 4 p.m.
Sloan Chong
Upper School Learning Specialist
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 to 4 p.m.