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Tami Schmalz

Hi! I am excited to start my first year at Clifford as an Outreach Counselor. I have been working at Redwood City School district for the past 11 years as an outreach specialist. I have run social skills’ groups, provided individual counseling and taught Social/Emotional learning in the classrooms. I started a restorative yoga club where we focused on resting and relaxing.  

I graduated from Santa Clara University with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and have a private practice in Redwood City specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

This year at Clifford I will be running 504 and SST meetings. In addition, I hope to be involved with Social/Emotional Learning, as well as providing counseling services to enhance student potential and academic achievement by teaching life-long skills.  

I am learning how to garden and I love to bake bread and cookies. I believe that every child has the potential to learn to be his/her best self in a supportive and nurturing environment.