Mrs. Julie Nguyen
I am so proud and thrilled to be the new School Counselor for the upcoming 2017-2018 School Year. This is going to be a fun year filled with learning, growing, and lots of adventures. I cannot wait to get to know you and child.
First, I want to take a moment to introduce myself to you. I am originally from Vietnam. My family immigrated to the United States through a Refugee Resettlement Program in 1990. Most recently we relocated from Florida, the Sunshine State, to Athens, Georgia. I have been married to my husband for 11 years. My husband and I managed and operated Ru San’s Japanese Restaurant. Together, we have three amazing children. Lii Lii is a rising Fourth Grader and Tina a rising Second Grader. Both are students at SJS. We also are blessed with John Paul (J.P.) who is three years old. One fun fact that I want to share is my fascinations with hunting and fishing. Last deer season, I killed my very first buck and doe. I also caught a 15 pounds catfish, and many mid-size bass fishes.
This will be my seventh year as a school counselor. I attended St. Leo University in Tampa where graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005. I obtained my Master of Arts in School Counseling at Argosy University in 2008. I hold a professional certificate in the area of guidance counseling pk-12 in the state of Florida and am in the process of transferring my certificate to Georgia. Previously, I worked as a full-time School Counselor at a Title 1 public elementary school in Florida.
My goal as a School Counselor is to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that we are creating a positive, safe, encouraging, and effective learning community for our students. I look forward to working with the students, parents, and all stakeholders at SJS to help every student develop strong Catholic identity and character, life skills, academic excellence, and positive relationships for successful living in a diverse world.
Lastly, I am most grateful for an opportunity to be at your service and pursue my passion of empowering kids and making a difference in the life of a child. Feel free to stop by my office and say Hi or email and call me if I could assist you in any way. I am here for You!