From the Counselors - Ms. Macadangdang and Ms. Lyons

  • IMAGE: Ms. Macadangdang. At Roadrunner Elementary School, we are fortunate enough to have two counselors to work with students! This support is designed to help students with academic, behavioral and social/emotional skills in order to help our students become well rounded and successful at school.


    Ms. Macadangdang is our school counselor.  She was born in Texas, but a is a true native Tucsonian at heart. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and in 2014 with a Master of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling. For the past several years, she worked as a child and family therapist at a community behavioral health agency. After completing required coursework at the University of Arizona and obtaining her certificate, she is excited to start a new chapter as a school counselor at Roadrunner Elementary. She is thrilled to be a part of the Roadrunner team and eager to work with the wonderful scholars, families, and staff!


    Mrs. Lyons is our Title 1 Counselor and Behavioral Interventionist. She received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling as well as a degree In Clinical Counseling from Ottawa University in 2003. Mrs. Lyons worked in the Phoenix area for several years as a Play Therapist before moving to Tucson where she worked at Marana Behavioral Health for two years. Mrs. Lyons joined the Roadrunner family in February 2016 and currently runs our Skills for Success program with students in all grade levels. Mrs. Lyons has two daughters who are currently in Marana School District. 


    IMAGE: Ms. Lyons. What does the school counselor do at Roadrunner Elementary?

    In Marana, school counselors follow the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) National Model. Gone are the days of sitting in an office waiting for “student problems”. We are very proactive! Below describes briefly how we support students and families at Roadrunner.


    Class Guidance lessons for every class - Each class at Roadrunner receives counseling lessons in their classroom every week. These lessons include topics such as; problem solving skills, friendship skills, kindness, bullying and internet safety, study skills, social interactions, character building, and many others.


    Small Group Counseling - These groups are for students that can use some additional small group assistance. Groups form based on the type of needs. Examples include: Changing Families, anger/feelings management, friendship building, and even self-esteem. These groups usually meet one day a week for 30 minutes.


    Individual Counseling - School counseling is not meant to be therapy. However, in times of crisis or concerns, we often meet with students individually to provide additional support or to help students solve problems.


    If you would like additional information about our counseling program, please feel free to call or email either counselor.