Please contact your student’s Vice Principal or Counselor for information on help with social, emotional, or academic issues.They will work as a team to put you in touch with resources to support your student.
6th Grade Vice Principal
7th Grade Vice Principal
8th Grade Vice Principal
6th Grade Counselor
7th Grade Counselor
8th Grade Counselor
King Middle School has a comprehensive counseling program available to all students and families. Our three grade-level counselors are available to meet with students and families regarding academic, social, and emotional concerns. Each counselor remains with their class for the three years at King. Additionally, they can serve as a liaison for ongoing academic or mental health services.
For students who request ongoing counseling, we have school counseling interns available to meet individually and in groups for long-term counseling with students. Some issues that students have sought support for in the past include academic achievement, peer issues, identity, divorce, loss, depression, and anxiety. Additionally, we have counselors and interns from Berkeley Mental Health available to provide crisis and long-term counseling to students and families with Medi-Cal eligibility.
For more information about counseling, including profiles of the counselors, please visit the Counseling Department website.
There are three Learning Centers serving academic support needs at King Middle school, one for each grade level. Learning Center programs vary by grade level and the particular needs of students who require specialized academic instruction. The Learning Centers focus on helping students meet goals set as part of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) but also extend support to students without IEPs on a regular basis. Learning center programs include
- short- or long-term skills-based mini-classes
- small-group instruction to reinforce the basics in reading, writing, and math
- organizational support
- test proctoring for students who require modified assessment environment
- teacher-requested drop-in help with assignments
The Learning Center teachers, who are certificated special educators, follow their class from the 6th through the 8th grade to maintain continuity for the students and to maximize the efficiency of support models that may span more than one year.
6th Grade Resource Staff
Phone: 644-6280, ext. 22203
7th Grade Resource Staff
Phone: 644-6280, ext. 11126
phone: 644-4500, ext. 3329
8th Grade Resource Staff
Maria Isabel Barrera
Phone: 644-6280, ext. 11131
Mary Beth Leland
phone: 644-4500, ext. 33321
Phone: 644-4500, ext. 88805
English Language Learners
Student can work on homework and receive test prep help in Room 105 at 3:00 pm daily except Wednesdays. Drop in any time. For more information, contact Ms. Little at email@example.com.