Social & Emotional Resources for Families
Monterey Bay Charter School is dedicated to providing social and emotional support for our students and their families. We are especially aware of the need for resources and support for our students as we continue to navigate this challenging learning environment and address social-emotional issues as a result of the pandemic. Relationships are incredibly important and we believe it is critical to place our students and families well being first. It is our goal to establish a positive and supportive learning environment. Please utilize the resources below, curated by our school counselors, Amber Brumley and Maria Mishkind.
Amber Brumley is thrilled to join MBCS as a full-time school counselor. Amber graduated with honors from CSUMB with a B.A. in Psychology. She continued her graduate studies at CSUMB and graduated with a Master’s of Social Work and a P.P.S credential in School Social Work as well as Child Welfare and Attendance. Having worked in higher education for seven years, Amber is excited to transition to K-12 education and become a part of the MBCS community. Amber values equity and believes in the personal dignity and value of each student and family that she serves. She is committed to helping all students reach their full academic, social, and emotional potential.
Maria Mishkind is excited to return to MBCS as a school counselor as well as being the field instructor for the two CSUMB clinical interns. Maria is a mom of three school-aged kids and two rescue puppies. Her life as a busy mom has informed her clinical approach to working with students and their families. Maria attended Wellesley College for her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Education. She then attended New York University where she graduated with her Master’s in Social Work. Maria has been a child and family therapist for over 25 years.