School Counselor

Counselor Corner

My name is Ashley Malmquist, and I am the new K-5 School Counselor at Ware Elementary! I am very excited to be joining this community and school. Whether you are new to our school (like me!) or a returning member of the Ware family I am so glad you are here. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything.


Ashley Malmquist


Below are some great resources and books to use at home with your student. 

       Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty  (problem solving)

       Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg (problem solving, mindset)

       Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime! by Lisa Mantchey (conflict resolution)

       Tyaja Uses the Think Test by Linda Ryden (conflict resolution)

    This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss character with your students and how we can all create a caring, safe, and inclusive environment at our school.   Below are some great resources and books to use at home with your student. 

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson 

Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy  by Bob Sornson 

I Walk with Vanessa: A Picture Book Story About a Simple Act of Kindness by Kerascoët 

We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio 

Check out these books on bullying, kindness, and inclusion:

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy
My Secret Bully by Tracy Ludwig
Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean by Jane Lynch