• Gretchen Lilly, M.Ed.
    School Counselor


    Cathcart Elementary
    Tuesday, Wednesday & alternating Fridays
    Phone: 360-563-7113



  • Many of us remember a guidance counselor from our school years, but the role of the school counselor, especially at the elementary level, has changed. These days, the school counselor divides her time among many areas in support of all students. Primarily, the elementary counselor focuses on individual and small group counseling, teaching developmental lessons in the classroom, and collaborating with parents, staff, and community members.

    My goal is to provide a school counseling program that is comprehensive in scope (reaching as many students as possible), preventative in design (preventing problems versus dealing with them after they happen), and developmental in nature (always changing based on the needs of our students and families).


    Click here to view a great video about what a comprehensive school counseling program looks like.



    We are all bucketfillers!


    Classroom Lessons

    • K WonderGrove Learn
    • K-2nd Kelso’s Choices
    • 3rd-5th Bullying Prevention (Formerly called Steps to Respect)


    Current Groups

    • K & 1st Friendship Skills 

    About Me

    This is my fifth year at Cathcart Elementary as School Counselor. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Whitman College and my Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from City University of Seattle. I love being part of the Snohomish community!