Mental Health Team

The Mental Health Team is a preK-12 action-based committee that brings together administration, teachers, school social workers and counselors, parents, and other support staff to promote mental wellness for students, staff and families within Allendale Public Schools.

Covid-19 Resources for Families

Here is the team's collection of resources and information on Covid-19 that may assist you and your family throughout the school closure and beyond. 

Explore video messages on coping with the current situation from members of the Mental Health team.

Newsletter

PDF DocumentCovid-19 Finding Your Strength through the Unknown, Newsletter Issue No. 3, Spring 2020

Earlier Newsletters from the Mental Health Team

PDF DocumentUnderstanding Stress, Newsletter Issue No. 2, Winter 2020

PDF DocumentResiliency Matters, Newsletter Issue No.1, Fall 2019
 

Mental Health Team

Meredith Bauder
Counselor
AECC/Oakwood
Brianne Blanksma
Community Education and Student Services Coordinator
Allendale Public Schools
Douglas Bol
Principal
Oakwood Intermediate
Gretchen Burk
1st Grade Teacher
Evergreen Elementary
Tamika Henry
Principal
New Options High School
Andrew Jakobcic
Behavior Coach
Allendale Public Schools
Erin Jungslager
Psychologist
Allendale Public Schools
Liz Pellegrom
Guidance Counselor
High School/New Options
Janene Schroeder
5th Grade Teacher
Oakwood Intermediate
Ashley Thompson
1st Grade Teacher
Evergreen Elementary
Andrew VanderWal
Dean of Students
Evergreen Elementary
Marie VanFarowe
At Risk Coordinator
Allendale Public Schools
Kari Wiersema
Community Outreach Coordinator
Evergreen Elementary
Rhonda Wilson
Counselor
Allendale Middle School