Koleen McGuire

M.A. Ed.

Koleen McGuire graduated with a master’s degree from City University in 2009, and for the past 14 years has been working in the Puyallup School District as a school counselor. Five of those years she was the Mckinney Vento Liaison for the Puyallup District and is very experienced with students who have experienced poverty, which most of the time can involve trauma as well. Before earning her master’s, she worked in the Puyallup district as a paraeducator and is experienced in all areas of serving children. Having raised four boys and working in the district for many years, Koleen feels like it’s her mission to create a safe, supportive learning environment for all students.

Offered Courses


Course No. ED477d, ED577d

Tuition $195 ‑ $280

Quarter Credits 3

Today's educators have been trained to teach opposition and defiant students by giving them rewards as they see them finally do the desired behavior. Studies show this is not working in most schools, and behaviors are escalating. The author of Conscious Discipline will give you the knowledge needed to understand why.