Phone: 831-620-8195 ext. 3342
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Amy Bullas - Room 44
Welcome to Counseling at Tularcitos!
The Mission of the school counseling program in the Carmel Unified School District Community is to ensure that all students develop the academic, career and personal/social knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to become lifelong learners who are prepared for the challenges of continuing education, the workplace, and their role as self-actualizing citizens in an ever-changing global community.
Tularcitos is a warm, wonderful, and welcoming place! The Welcome Buddy program began in 1992 as a way to ease the transition for new students coming to Tularcitos. Every fall two returning students are identified from each classroom (1-5), these Welcome Buddies are trained thoughout the year by the school counselor to be that year's active team. The job of a "Buddy" is to be a friend to new students when they arrive at school.
At Tularcitos School, students are part of a respectful and caring community. as part of our ongoing efforts to maintain a peaceful and safe environment, we have the peer-based Conflict Management program. Conflict Managers are fourth and fifth grade students who volunteer their time during recesses to help students solve conflicts in positive and respectful ways. Conflict Managers receive several hours of training in conflict management strategies: setting up a safe space, active listening, restating pertinent facts and feelings, and guiding students in a process to identify cooperative solutions. We like to say thank your to our conflict managers and their contribution to our school with an end of the year pool party!
CHARACTER COUNTS! is our character education program with which we teach six concepts of good character: Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Caring, Fairness and Citizenship. We have school wide classroom guidance curriculum at every grade levels as well as assemblies to create common understanding and language around the concepts or as we call them, the "Pillars" of good character.
In addition to character development our school wide social emotional learning curriculim taught inside our classrooms is Second Step. Second Step lessons expressly teach skills and the development of empathy, compassion, positive peer relationships. emotional management, and problem solving.
We also offer a wide variety of counseling groups and some one on one counseling to support students.