Mauka Lani Elementary School

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Educating Children for the Future


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The Mauka Lani Elementary school counseling department welcomes you to a fantastic school year full of mountain lion pride! Throughout the elementary school experience, you will find our services to be an integral part of your child’s education.  We are comprised of two counselors, Loren Rivers assigned to third, fourth and fifth grades, and Jennifer Koo assigned to kindergarten, first, and second grades along with a full time counselor education assistant. Collectively, our professional staff will work diligently alongside teachers and parents to engage students, foster achievement and inspire excellence throughout their elementary school years. Please know you are an extension of our team and we look forward to assisting with child’s your academic, emotional/social and college/career needs.  


The Goals of the Mauka Lani Elementary school counseling department are:

  • To assist students with academic, social/emotional and career goals.
  • To help student attendance in school
  • To develop personalized plans based on students strengths and needs.
  • To help students understand themselves and others.
  • To assist students in identifying and dealing with problems.
  • To assist and help facilitate the identification of students with special needs.
  • To provide crisis intervention when necessary.
  • To serve as a resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators.


Some reasons to contact your child’s school counselor are:

  • Academic skills support
  • School adjustment issues
  • Coping, problem solving or decision-making concerns
  • Organization, study and test-taking skills
  • Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems
  • Divorce, separation and family changes
  • Experiencing loss, death, and grief
  • Bullying