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Mrs. Debbie Van Elswyk

I am thrilled to be the School Counselor for the Lakeside Union School District.  Prior to coming here, I was an English teacher for seven years and a high schol counselor for two years.  School Counseling is my passion, and I feel incredibly blessed to be able to work with our students every day.

I grew up in Solvang, CA but have lived in Bakersfield for most of my adult life.  I have two sweet elementary aged kids, Jack and Charlote, and two very cute dogs, Hazel and Rose.  My favorite things to do are read books, go to the theater, and play board games.