My name is Barbara Rakes and this is my first year at Cottonwood Elementary! 

As a school counselor, I help students gain academic success by supporting them in developing social and emotional skills. I do this by meeting with them individually, in a small group setting, or as a classroom lesson. 

Some of the ways I come in contact with students is via data, personal observation or a referral. Referrals for example, can come from the teacher, parent, or any staff member that works with the student. 

You can reach me at 360-662-8309 or email at [email protected].