Rachael Gerbic arrived at Bali Island School in Denpasar when BridgeU had already been introduced and implemented. Rachael was new to BridgeU when she took up her position as K12 Counselor at Bali Island School, having used Naviance in her previous role.
Her initial impressions of BridgeU were of a platform that was helpful and easy to use. Bali Island School is an IB World School and Rachael was able to use BridgeU’s lesson plans and resources to structure her counseling curriculum across grades 9-12. The lesson plans helped Rachael to schedule key milestones and learning objectives for each year, from MYP through to the final year of IBDP.
Rachael combines college counseling with social and emotional counseling and has used BridgeU to link mindfulness to the university application process. “One of the things I do as a K-12 counselor is teach mindfulness. University and careers exploration is an emotional process, so I designed a programme to link mindfulness to the BridgeU lesson plans,” explains Rachael.