Phone: (360) 537-7623
Room 10 - New York University
Welcome to the School Counselor website at Stevens Elementary! My first year was 2014-15 and now I'm excited to charge ahead into Year 5!
My name is Tamara Helland and I'm so very excited to be apart of Team Stevens! I was raised in Hoquiam and proudly graduated from Hoquiam High School in 2004 with honors (GO GRIZZLIES!!!). After high school, I stayed in Grays Harbor to enroll at Grays Harbor College as a music major and run a dance studio that I opened immediately after graduating high school. After receiving my AA, I was offered a contract to move down to Orlando and dance in parades at Walt Disney World. My eventual-husband came down and proposed, which prompted me to return to Washington and finish my education at Central Washington University, where I earned my Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. We then moved to Seattle where I worked as a full-time dance teacher and theatre actress. When we decided that we were ready to start a family, we wanted to make sure we were back home and close to our families, so we made the move back to Hoquiam. On July 30th 2013, our family of three (my husband TJ, myself, and our english bulldogge Buster) became a family of four when we welcomed our baby boy, Jake Ryan Helland. And then we upped the ante and Parker John Helland was born on February 2nd 2017.
My goals for higher education pushed me towards my Masters of Education with a focus in Education Guidance and Counseling. I graduated from City University of Seattle in June 2014. I'm also very fortunate to be the Director for the AHS Musical (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Spring 2013, Aida Spring 2014, Annie Fall 2014, Oklahoma Fall 2015, Sound of Music 2016, Legally Blonde 2017, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 2018).
Please do not hesitate to call, email, or drop by my classroom to say HI! I look forward to meeting with you and advocating for your students.