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Elementary (K-6th)


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Elementary Counselor Welcome Letter


Welcome Pekin students and families! I am excited for another great school year supporting your students’ academic, social/emotional, and career related needs. My role as your school counselor is to be an advocate for your student, to help students understand themselves and others better, to assist students in identifying and handling problems, and to provide crisis intervention when necessary. I will be supporting students through large group classroom lessons, small group instruction, and individual counseling. 

I will be at Pekin Elementary on Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other Friday. I can be reached via email at abbey.shelman@pekincsd.org or at extension 238. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to assist you or your child.

In addition to your school counselor, we have the privilege to have two additional mental health providers supporting the district with individual counseling. Jan Utterback, Behavioral Health Therapist from River Hills, can provide individual counseling K-12. Lea Sieren, Mental Health Counselor, will also support K-12 students through individual counseling. Please contact your school counselor if you are interested in these services for your student. 

Click here to learn more about me, the services I provide, and what we will learn about this year.

I am looking forward to a great year!

Abbey Shelman
Shared School Counselor

2015-2016 Pekin Continuous Notification of Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Pekin Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Kim Ledger, PK-5 principal/Curriculum Director,1062 Birch Ave.,Packwood, Iowa 52580,Telephone: 319-695-3707, Email:Kim Ledger