My name is Christiane Goans and I am one of the School Counselors working with our California Middle School students. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education Degree from the University of Central Missouri and completed the requirements for certification in elementary education, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral disorders. After earning my Bachelor’s Degree I taught special education in Versailles, Missouri for two years. Then I was hired at California Elementary and enjoyed the next six years teaching third graders. During my years of teaching third grade, I enrolled as a part time student at the University of Missouri to pursue a Master of Education Degree in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis and certification in school counseling. This is my 27th year in the field of education, 25th year at California R-1, 19th year as a school counselor, and my1st year counseling our middle school students full time.
I love interacting with all of our students and feel developing a strong relationship with them is extremely important. Even though I'm here for all of our students, my focus this year is on the 5th and 7th grade students. Just like the classroom teachers, the school counselors have grade level expectations (GLE’s) that we need to ensure the students master. We focus on Career Development (importance of working toward a career in an area of interest that uses your strengths), Academic Development (how to be the best student you can be in school), Personal Development (making safe and healthy choices), and Social Development (getting along with others). I spend my time working with students individually, in small groups, and in classroom settings.
If you have any questions please contact me by email or phone anytime.