About Kathy Sarin


Kathy Sarin, MA, Ed.S, LMHC-A – certificated School Psychologist, Counselor, and Administrator, and licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Kathy Sarin earned her BA in Developmental Psychology at Central Washington University. For 10 years she worked for a community mental health agency, with a focus on adolescents involved with the juvenile justice system.

She earned her Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology and a Master’s degree in School Counseling at Seattle University.  Since 1998, she has been working in schools in various capacities, including:

  • School Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • Behavior Specialist
  • District Lead Psychologist
  • District Special Education Evaluation Compliance Lead
  • District 504 Coordinator
  • Bullying Response Compliance Lead

Kathy is particularly interested in working collaboratively to get parents the information they need to help their children succeed.

Other professional activities:

  • June 2017 – Co-facilitator: social emotional learning curriculum adoption committee for Edmonds School District culminating in recommendations to the school board.
  • May 2017 – Guest Lecturer: Northwest University – Behavior Consultation in the Schools
  • March 2015 – Guest lecturer: Northwest University – School Assessment.
  • October 2014 – Panelist: WAFEAST  Annual Conference  “504/ADA: School Food Allergy Management.”
  • February 2010 – Guest Lecturer: University of Washington, Tacoma – Collaboration with parents and other professionals, issues and challenges
  • July 2009 – Guest Lecturer: University of Washington, Tacoma – Understanding and interpretation of standard scores.
  • February 2008 – Panel Member: Seattle University – Perspectives on current issues in School Psychology.


  • Sarin, K (February 2015). Adapt individual health plan process to meet Section 504 requirements. LRP, Special Ed Connection.
  • Feuerborn, L., Sarin, K., & Tyre, A. (April 2011). RTI in secondary schools: Implications for professional development. Principal Leadership, 50-54.

Education & Certifications

State of Washington

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor – A (# MC 60872247)-2018

Western Governors University

  • Endorsement – Educational Leadership (School Principal Certification)-2016

Seattle University — Seattle, WA

  • Educational Specialist (Ed.S), School Psychologist-1998
  • Master of Arts (MA), School Counselor-1998

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health — Ellensburg, WA

  • Child Mental Health Specialist-1991

Central Washington University — Ellensburg, WA

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Developmental Psychology (cum laude), 1989