○ Counselor


Counselor’s Corner

Greetings! My name is Melynda Bowie and I am very excited to be the school counselor at Seoul campus. I have a background in teaching (Spanish) and I have a Masters degree in Multicultural Education and a Masters degree in School Counseling. I am passionate about helping children feel safe and happy while at school. I am here to motivate, assist, and work with students so that they have a rich and rewarding experience at KIS. I will be at the Seoul campus two days per week. This is a new position and I am thrilled that all students will have access to more resources and support to help them achieve their fullest potential.

The elementary years are a crucial time for human development. As the counselor, I work with students, teachers, parents, and administration to help students through academic, social and emotional issues. I am available to all children at KIS and I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any concerns, questions, or simply to say hello.

Korea International School Mission

To inspire students with a passion for learning and to cultivate the competence, self-assurance, initiative, and creativity necessary for success in the global community.

Counseling Vision


The Seoul Campus counseling program will use a solution-focused approach to support the academic and positive mental health of all students.

Counseling Mission


The counseling program at Korea International School strives to help students develop social, academic, and behavioral skills. We foster global perspectives that will help students become leaders and engaged thinkers. The counselor collaborates with teachers, and the administration to foster a safe and comfortable learning experience where all students can excel. At Korea International School, we embrace diversity and use our unique backgrounds in order to appreciate both our differences and our similarities. Through this team approach the focus of our program is to build inclusive and trusting relationships that will lead to student success.

Helpful Links for Parents

Child Development Institute:


Discovery Education (Parent Resources):


Empowering Parents Child Behavior Help:


InterNations Connecting Global Minds:


Kids Health:


National Association for Gifted Children:


Parents magazine:


Psychology Today:


Third Culture Kid World:


TCK World: A Home for Third Culture Kids:


U.S. Dept. of Ed. (Parent Resources):