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It has fun activities for students to do, a virtual calm down corner, and a virtual library.


FUSD Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of FUSD School Counselors is to provide equitable opportunities to educate, challenge, and inspire students of all ages, talents and ability levels, while striving to prepare each with the social/emotional, academic and career skills required to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing world.

FUSD Counseling Vision Statement

All students graduating from FUSD exemplify the Portrait of the Fremont Graduate.


University of San Diego Graduation; May 2021

Kaitlyn Desautels

(510) 793-7492 Ext. 66105

Counselor Welcome


Hello Parkmont Families!

My name is Kaitlyn Desautels and I am your new school counselor for the 2021/2022 school year! I am very excited to work with the students, staff, and families at Parkmont Elementary. This will be my first year at Parkmont as well as my first year in Fremont!

I was raised in Southern California where I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from California State University Northridge then moved further down south to earn my Master's degree in Counseling along with my PPS credential from the University of San Diego. I have experience working with students in grades K-12 both virtually and in person and have found a special place in my heart for the elementary grade level.

As an elementary school counselor I build a safe and supportive environment for students in the school setting. I enjoy getting to know each and every student while providing support in the domains of academic, social/emotional, and college/career exploration. The services I provide include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling
  • Classroom lessons
  • Crisis counseling
  • Consultation with teachers, staff, and parents
  • Community resources and referrals

I am looking forward to working with you and your students and hope to make this a good year! I am ecstatic to announce that Parkmont will have a full time counselor for the first time this year and I am truly honored to fill this role. I am available at Parkmont Monday-Friday from 7:30-3:30pm.

If you have any questions about my services or any concerns about your student please feel free to contact me. My email is and my office number is (510) 793-7492 Ext. 66105.

With Kind Regards,

Kaitlyn Desautels

"Ms. Des"


Resources for February:

On February 24th, a parent workshop was held titled, "Conversations with Kids About Safety and Well-Being". We discussed body health tips, how to facilitate a body positive conversations, and mental health tips for parents. This workshop was recorded and can be viewed below. The workshop also featured clickable resources for parents and kids. The powerpoint is available here for access to those resources. Please let me know if you have any questions and look out for our next workshop in May!

Resources for December:

On December 14th, myself and some other FUSD elementary counselors held a parent workshop titled, "Navigating the Holidays During a Pandemic". We discussed how to talk to your child about grief and loss, how to establish a "new normal", and age-appropriate coping strategies. The workshop was recorded for your reference and is uploaded below. The slides have been posted as well so you have easy access to resources linked in the end. Please feel free to look over these and reach out of you have any questions.

Resources for November:

The Washington Attendance area held a parent workshop on October 26th. Topics discussed included separation anxiety, social skills, problem solving, and checking in strategies. This workshop was recorded and is now uploaded for you to view. Be on the look out for our next parent workshop!