Pinello’s Counseling Program’s Vision & Mission

Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts

My mission is dedicated to the Academic, Social & Emotional and Physical Growth of every student through counseling services, consulting with parents and staff, and coordinating appropriate developmental lessons and programs for Pinello.

Services Offered!

   For Social & Emotional Needs:
-Individual Counseling
 -Group Counseling
     *Friendship Skills
     *Anger Control (and more!)
     For Academic Needs:
-Classroom Guidance Lessons
*R.O.A.R. Expectations
  *Conflict Resolution
   *Bullying (and many more!)
For Career Needs:
*Career Lessons
  *Career Day
Counseling Resources:
-Provide Support for School Supplies
-Provide Support for School Clothes (i.e. School Bell, Lions Club)
-Holiday Support (i.e. Toys For Tots, Church Meals & Gifts, Salvation Army)
-Referring to Community Counseling Services


Kelso Choices! Students Can Solve Their Own Small Problems!                 
  • Say “Please Stop”
  • Talk It Out
    Ignore it
  • Apologize
  • Walk Away
  • Share and Take Turns
  • Wait and Cool Off

Please go to my counseling google site for more information on community resources, coronavirus information, & counseling activities while we are social distance learning. 

Counseling Site Here

Picture of Pinello Counselor Mrs. Monson wearing black shirt and red scarf.

 Meet Mrs. Monson!!                       (719)391-3398


Word Collage of words that have to do with things a counselor may discuss with students.
Emotional Health Activities for home 30 day calendar with activities on each date.


Dear Pinello Families,

Hope that when you read this email you are all taking good care of yourselves.  We understand that you and child(ren) may be experiencing stress and anxiety during this challenging time. For this reason, I wanted to share some online resources that may provide helpful tips and reminders.

The National Association of School Psychologists has tips on its website  when talking to your child(ren) about COVID-19.

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resources and guidance on stress and coping and the following Conscious Discipline website also provides great support with Parenting strategies

Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 provides referrals for: food, housing, utilities, home repair, emergency shelter, clothing, transportation, military assistance, taxes, mental health, senior issues, substance abuse, medical care and more.

Very soon, I will be sending information to teachers to transfer to you about other counseling services (i.e. videos, lessons, and check in times) that I can provide during this time period.

I check my email frequently so feel free to contact me through email with any other questions and concerns.  The Pinello staff and I are committed to supporting you and your family.


Darlene Monson

Pinello Elementary School Counselor