Sara Deraud joins us as our Secondary Counselor for grades 6-8. She holds a BS and MS in Clinical Behavioral Psychology. When she's not at school, Mrs. Deraud enjoys spending time with her three sons and husband. She is also a registered yoga instructor and she recently travelled to Bali to learn more about integrating energy, work, nutrition and mindfulness. Learning about balance helps her guide our students as they navigate their adolescent years. She is excited to join the Westlake Academy family and says her primary goal is to support students, teachers and families in meeting their goals while maintaining balance being mindful and compassionate towards others.