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Laura James
360-670-0544 (call or text)
Meet Ms. Laura during lunch 12-1 pm Tues/Wed/Thurs on Zoom!

Make an appointment

Mon & Fri, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Tues/Wed/Thurs, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Available for in-person appointments on Tuesdays at Talley. 
How I Can Help You
  • Planning for graduation/credit checks
  • Confidential mental health support
  • Resources—housing, food, school supplies, etc.
  • Running Start and other options for high school completion
  • Connect with a mentor
  • Information about McKinney-Vento services

Student Support Team

Academic Advancement Coordinator

Jackie Kalkanian Miller

Opportunity Center

Kellie Luther, College & Career Specialist

School Nurse

Kari Engelsvold

Teen Link

1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546), call or text

Peer-to-peer connections, staffed by teen volunteers who receive 60 hours of training and have often experienced mental health issues themselves. Can help connect teens to local resources as well.

Additional Crisis Helplines

Community and Financial Resource Links:

If you would like information for resources in our community that can provide assistance with rent, utilities, housing, and food, please visit the Community and Financial Resources page and YMCA Resource Hub. You can also access the RSD Students and Families page and these links for additional resources:

Food Banks

Food Lifeline

Autism Parenting Blog

Lambert House Online Groups

NAMI Seattle

Renton Area Youth & Family Services Healthy Start Program

Please feel free to contact Ms. Laura James, Talley School Counselor, for any other resources/needs/questions.