Counselor Notes

Hello, I am Michelle Fayette the School Counselor at Grand Mound Elementary since 2014. My background is in Social Work, Teaching and Counseling. I have worked with kids and families since 1986.  I have worked in Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Substance Abuse treatment and Juvenile Justice. I taught for 14 years in the Yelm School District where I was a Librarian, a Kindergarten, Second and Fourth grade teacher. I have settled into my home here at Grand Mound and don't plan to leave anytime soon. I love my job working with the staff, students and their families.

I view my position to support and advocate for kids first and foremost. We pride ourselves at GMES for always putting students needs first. I focus primarily on Social and Emotional concerns that children may have while at school. However, I do actively participate with academic concerns as well. I try to make sure we are always focused on the whole child.

I have four adult children, and four grandchildren and am a lifelong Washingtonian. My husband Mark and I enjoy gardening, anything to do with outer space and playing with our grand kids. I am an avid reader, baker and love old movies. 

I encourage you to contact me if you have any concerns with your child. I look forward to getting to know your family.