Laurel Barrette is the director of school counseling programs with K12. She has worked as a certified teacher and counselor in virtual and brick-and-mortar settings at the middle and high school levels in California, Arizona, and Virginia. In addition, she has worked in residential treatment with at-risk adolescents. Barrette has presented nationally on virtual school counseling and bullying and works with K12 schools across the U.S. on program development. She's also the mother of three boys, ranging in age from elementary school to college.