Student Support Services
Chief Sealth Student Support Services
School Social Workers
Our mental health liaison for the building and connecters to therapy for our students. Social workers provide any mental health support to students. Crisis intervention work for students and families as well as resources support which includes food, rent, utilities, shelter, etc. They also provide risk assessments and create safety plans based on the assessment. MKV (McKinney Vento Liaison). Provide social-emotional support.
Youth Services Assistants (YSA)
The YSA Team uses a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework to establish a nurturing environment and equitable access to learning for students who struggle with academics or attendance. Various supports for referred students include, but are not limited to, building relationships the students, visiting the students’ classrooms, providing day-to day support for these students, and helping these students access resources that will assist in their success in high school and beyond.
Re-Entry Intervention Specialist
Re-Entry Intervention Specialists continue the work of YSAs by using the MTSS framework to create a nurturing environment and equitable access for all students. In addition, Re-Entry Intervention Specialists work with students who have the highest needs academically, behaviorally, and who struggle with truancy. This includes frequent personal interventions, home visits, and greater degrees of support throughout a student’s day.
Restorative Practice Coordinators
Our Restorative Practice Coordinators work in partnership with the students, teachers, staff, and administrators of Chief Sealth International High School to evaluate school climate and culture; facilitate the development and implementation of school-wide Restorative Practices; train and support staff in the use of restorative, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed practices for the classroom; support administrators in the implementation of restorative discipline practices; and evaluate student data outcomes using multi-tiered systems of support.
Students, staff, and family can use the referral link below to schedule a Restorative Circle (“Circles”). Circles provide an opportunity for community members–students, staff, and families–to come together and explore any harm done and address needs, engagement, and future changes.
College and Career Facilitator
College and career facilitators supports students with their college and career explorations with a goal to have students prepared for their lives beyond Chief Sealth International High School. The College and career facilitator works closely with the Career Connections teacher/s to ensure students can: attend college and job fairs; access a partnership with Seattle Promise; complete FAFSA/WASFA, explore post-secondary options, and develop post-secondary plans.
College and Career Facilitator
Career Connections Teacher
Chief Sealth school counselors collaborate with school staff, families, and the community to ensure that all students have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary for college, careers, and post-secondary life choices.
Chelsey Thomas (she/her)
Last names A-D
Daniel Rosen (he/him)
Last names Q-Z
Shelby Namba (she/her)
Last names E-K
Last names L-P
Collaborate with students, staff and families and community partners to identify and address risk factors. Provide Tier 2 support to all students identified and document activities and supports and plans for those students. Document and facilitate communication between members of the MTSS Team and staff. Complete and submit Care Plans for all identified students who have the most complex needs and are receiving multidisciplinary supports.
Responsible for Student Individual Education Plans also known as an IEP, and include cognitive, social emotional, adaptive, achievement, transition, and executive functioning assessments. If possible, students lead a feedback meeting about their evaluation. Consult around which students need 504s and also complete initial assessments for special education.
Manages all aspects of school health care including immunization surveillance, mandated screenings, setting up health care and medication administration plans, illness and injury care, coordinating services with other health care professionals, and working as a member of the school team to identify and mitigate health barriers to learning through 504 or IEP development.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Academic Intervention Specialist
The Academic Intervention Specialist works with students, counselors, and case managers to ensure that all students are enrolled in classes that will satisfy graduation pathway requirements. Also, the specialist manages the online credit retrieval program; serves as a mentor to students enrolled in credit-recovery classes; plans and implements state and national exams; and serves as a liaison among district staff, teachers, counselors, students, and parents.
In addition, the Academic Intervention Specialist works with the World Language department at the district level to help multilingual students access credit-earning opportunities in their native languages; collaborates with school intervention teams to identify student supports; and acts as Levy coordinator.
The administration team works closely with students to: counsel them through social, emotional, and academic challenges and success; ensure that student voices are heard and incorporated into school-wide decision making; and supporting teachers to provide equitable and engaging curriculum and instruction.