Hello PAES Students and Families!
My name is Amanda Cribbs and I am the new 5th and 6th grade School Counselor at Punxsutawney Area Elementary School!
Here are a few facts about me:
-I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from IUP in 2018
-I earned my Master's Degree in School Counseling from IUP in 2020
-Before becoming a School Counselor at Punxsy, I was a Family-Based Therapist
-I am a National Certified Counselor
-In my free time I enjoy spending time with my 2 cats (Lucy + Ricky), my dog (Stella), and my horse (Maggie). I also enjoy running, bike riding, kayaking, and watching movies.
-I am a big Pittsburgh Penguins fan!
5th and 6th grade is an exciting time full of growth in a child's social/emotional, academic, and career development. My goal as the 5th and 6th grade school counselor is to encourage all students to utilize their strengths and develop new skills in order to be successful in each of these areas.
I am looking forward to a fantastic school year, and I can't wait to meet all of you!