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Meet the Counselor—Kim Grider

Mrs. Grider grew up in the South End, not far from Shacklette. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degrees in school counseling at University of Louisville (UofL) and a master’s degree in school guidance counseling at Spalding University.

She has two children, who both graduated from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). Chelsea graduated in 2007 and Barrett in 2011. She and Mr. Grider were married in 1987.

Mrs. Grider has been in the education field since 1986. She started out teaching prekindergarten at a private school. She worked in private practice counseling while her children were little. In 1997, she worked part-time as a home-school coordinator, which led to a position as Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC) coordinator at Goldsmith Elementary, Seneca High, and Binet Schools until 2017. Before coming to Shacklette as a school counselor, she worked two and a half years at Coleridge Taylor Montessori Elementary as the counselor.

Mrs. Grider helps provide the following:

  • Behavior Interventions and Support/Safe Crisis Management
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • Building Assessment Coordinator
  • Classroom Social-Emotional Learning
  • Small-Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Test Preparation
  • Individual Education Program (IEP) Support
  • 504 Facilitation
  • Attendance Support/Interventions
  • Comprehensive School Survey Distribution
  • Community Collaboration That Supports Student Success
  • UofL Medical Students
  • Don’t Be a Monster Bullying Program
  • Dare to Care
  • Mobile Assessment Facilitation

  • If you have an issue or concern that you would like to discuss, please feel free to call me at (502) 485-8325 or email me at

    Mrs. Kim Grider