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Mental Health

South Whidbey School District benefits from the partnership with Island County to bring mental health counselors to our South Whidbey Schools. 

Elementary School K-6:

Amanda Potter -  K-6 School Social Worker 360-221-4600

Secondary Campus Grades 7-12

Claire Commons, BA, SUDP
Behavioral Health Specialist 
Island County Human Services
email:          or 
South Whidbey Academy/South Whidbey High School/Middle School: Tuesdays-Thursdays 8am-1pm.

Cynthia Edlund, BA
Student Assistance Professional
Northwest Educational Service District 189
South Whidbey Middle School/ High School/South Whidbey Academy: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

Marguerite Berg, LMFTA
Mental Health Professional
Northwest Educational Service District 189
SWMS/HS Thursdays & Fridays and every other Wednesday 7:00-3:30p

Trace Prael, M.Ed.
High School Counselor (Letters L-Z)
(Pronouns: he/him) 
Phone: (360) 221-6808 ext. 5412 
Fax: (360) 221-5797

Leigha Patton​​ M.Ed./School Counselor​
​South Whidbey High School​​
5675 Maxwelton Rd.​
Langley, WA.  98260
(360) 221-4300​

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