We are fortunate at ISG Jubail to have three counselors to better meet the needs of our students. While we each focus on specific grade levels, all of our work is collaborative and much of it overlaps with students, families and teachers.
Elementary School Counseling
The Lower School Counseling Department covers grades five and below. Students in these grades will receive counseling services in the form of Classroom Guidance, Small Group Sessions, and Individual Sessions. The purpose of the Lower School Counseling Program is to ensure successful academic and personal-social growth for all students.
Meet the Counselor - Dr. Sarah-Kate Hawkins
Dr. Sarah-Kate Hawkins began her counseling career as Clinical Coordinator for Kindred Homes, a community-based intensive treatment program, for seriously emotional children and adolescents, in Virginia, USA. She joins ISG Jubail after having spent time in China, Thailand, Egypt, India, Kuwait, and Nepal. In these countries, she used her own experiences as a Third Culture Kid (TCK) to help children achieve their social and academic development needs while giving support to the families. Sarah-Kate, also known as Skate, brings her understanding of how behavioral competencies, such as feelings, sharing, and making friends, are the foundation of students’ readiness for college and life. With her years of leadership within mental health organizations and schools, as well as a Peace Corps Volunteer, she looks forward to bringing to the ISG Jubail students, parents, and teachers her excitement to inspire and knowledge to succeed. Her door is always open; please feel free to drop in or call for an appointment.
Middle School Counseling
Meet the Counselor - Monica Lopez Villareal
Mrs. Lopez has joined ISG Jubail counseling team in the 2016-2017 school year. As the counselor for grades 6-9, she provides guidance and counseling services focusing on assisting students to achieve their best potential. Mrs. Lopez provides support for the personal, social, emotional and intellectual development of each student. Mrs. Lopez may work directly with the student or with the student's teachers, support personal and family, assisting in planning support programs that can help students achieve positive outcomes.
Mrs. Lopez has a Bachelor in Psychology, a Graduate diploma in Behavioral-Cognitive Psychology and a dual diploma in Community Service and Mental Health. Mrs. Lopez is registered with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, she has 8 years of experience in the field and her most recent work experience took place in Australia, where she worked as MS/HS School Counselor and Guidance Officer for the Department of Education in Queensland, focusing on creating holistic intervention plans for disadvantaged young people at risk of premature disengagement or already disengaged from education due to social, emotional, behavioral, learning or mental health issues.
High School & College Counseling
Meet the Counselor - Sarah Brooks
Mrs. Sarah Brooks joined the ISG Jubail counseling team in the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Brooks is the Counselor for Grades 10-12 and College Counselor. Mrs. Brooks has many duties including, individual, group and classroom lessons for all students. She is also in charge of the advisory program, admissions, SAT testing and learning support for MS/HS. Mrs. Brooks primary focus is to support students in being successful in life taking into account academics, career, social/emotional skills and behavioral strategies. Mrs. Brooks comes to Jubail with a wealth of experience and knowledge and loves the adventure of living in Saudi Arabia. She is from Washington State and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, and hold a Professional Certificate in School Counseling from Washington State. She also currently holds her Mental Health Associate License from the State of Washington. She is married to Mr. Brooks who is a Math teacher at ISG Jubail in the high school and they have two small boys who attend the school.