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Counselor Biography - Lisa Rullman

Lisa Rullman, Hanby Counselor

Lisa Rullman
School Counselor


Hanby Middle School
D6 Two-Way Immersion Program (TWI)
Comet Academy Magnet Program (CAMP)

Welcome to Hanby School Counseling!  My name is Lisa Rullman, and it's my privilege to work at Hanby to make sure each student enjoys coming to school, feels seen, understood, valued, and has the academic, social, and emotional skills to successfully navigate school.   

I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest my whole life (first Idaho, then Washington, then Oregon).  My career in education started when I moved to Southern Oregon in 2007.  I've had a wide variety of experiences in education, including:  interventionist, teacher, Title I specialist, instructional coach, wellness specialist, administrator, and, now, (best of all!) school counselor.  I have a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Science in Psychology.  I hold licenses in School Counseling, Professional Teaching, and Administration through the Oregon Teachers Standards and Practices Commission.  Prior to working in education, I worked as a mental health therapist with an emphasis in cognitive-behavioral therapy.

My husband and I raised our two children in Central Point  - both children attended D6 elementary, middle, and high schools - go Comets!  We are grateful for all that D6 has provided for our family and are dedicated to keeping the district a great place for all kids!  When we’re not working, we love being at home, joking, and laughing with family, spending time outdoors, traveling, reading, and eating delicious food.  

Our counseling program is available to all students at Hanby, TWI, and CAMP (free of charge).  We recognize and build upon strengths and diversity.  We celebrate the unique qualities, resilience, and healing potential of students, individually and collectively.

I believe all students, all humans, are capable of learning and growing - we are all life-long learners.  Each student has a  right to a high quality education, and each student has a right to have their dignity upheld and honored.   If for any reason students experience barriers to their education, it is my job to help remove those barriers.  

My counseling practice is person-centered and individualized as I work to understand the unique strengths, talents, gifts, values, needs, and goals of each student.   Core elements to my practice include:

  • Strengths-based

  • Trauma-informed

  • Incorporated principles of social-emotional learning

  • Equity-centered

  • Multi-domain, multi-tiered systems of support

I utilize the following frameworks:  

Oregon Department of Education

American School Counselor Association

I  provide the following direct services to students:  instruction, emotion regulation, appraisal and advisement, counseling, and crisis intervention.   My primary curriculum is RULER, and my counseling methods include tools and practices from:

  • Education (emotion regulation, social/relationship skills, stress management, goal setting, career/college readiness, etc)

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy 

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Mindfulness

To best serve students, I often partner with their families, teachers, outside medical providers, and anyone else important in their lives or who can provide the support, care, and love needed for them to flourish. 

If you’re interested in learning more or have any questions, you can reach me at: