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Contact Gina Montoya-valdez  Gina Montoya-valdez (505) 293-4259 ex: 5 Counselor
Office hours

7:30 am - 2:30 pm when school is in session


I provide classroom guidance as well as small group counseling. I meet with students occasionally if they are having a rough day or just need a place to calm down.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Leadership Patrol Schedule 

Bullying Prevention


Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2019 -2020 school year.  This is my seventh year here at Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary.  I am excited to see all the returning students and to meet the new students.  I have been in to all the classrooms to do an introductory lesson.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is October 21-25.  Please help us in promoting Red Ribbon Week through a spirit week for students and staff to do the following each day:

  • Monday: Each student will place a ribbon on the fence in the courtyard. 
  • Tuesday:  Wear red or your favorite team shirt.
  • Wednesday: Super Hero Day -- dress up as your favorite super hero.
  • Thursday:  Classroom Door Decorating Contest
  • Friday:  Classes get to vote what they want to do as a class.  This should be decided by October 17 with each teacher.

There will be prizes daily for the class with the most participation and creativity. 

red ribbon week bows



Leadership Patrol

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Leadership Patrol members listed by class:

Griswold:  Kseniya D., Aaron R., Dylanne S., Auggie T., Madeline W., Kajsia W.

Gomez:  Ava D., Aiden H., Coen J., Jameson J., Eden L., Harper M., Johanna S., Fae W.

Self:  Isabel G., Zion L., James M., Matthew M.

Lowther:  Zoe D., Jane E., Cindy G., Sage G., Mayah P., Austin P., Amy S., Jaidin W.

Young:  Aya A., Parker B., Daiwik D., Madeline J.

Confidentiality & Informed Consent

Confidentiality is always maintained in both group and individual counseling sessions. There may be circumstances when it is necessary to release confidential information regarding a student.

State law requires that any suspicion or evidence of child abuse/neglect, elder abuse, or knowledge of a minor engaging in dangerous or illegal behavior be reported to the appropriate child protection agencies and/or legal authorities. Furthermore, if a student poses a serious danger to him/herself or is a substantial danger to others, any individual (including school personnel) with knowledge, evidence, or suspicion of said danger, is required by law to intervene.

The intervention may include informing family members, identified victims, and/or the proper authorities to provide for the safety of the student and others.