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Council at KMS

Council is a practice of open, heartfelt expression and attentive, empathic listening. Introduced to KMS in 2011, Council is a process that is practiced by both students and staff. We use council to enhance our core principals. A circular dialogic practice, it supports social emotional competencies, creating a heightened sense of self and others, developing  intra and interpersonal relationships.  

As we pass the talking piece with the intention of speaking authentically, and listening attentively, we hold presence and practice mindfulness. 

We tell our stories and learn from the reflections of our experiences.


“Come Tell me your story, and I will tell you mine. 

We will meet in that middle,

where our hearts  are  listening  together,

and the Voice of the Circle is true.”


Bonnie Tamblyn, Council Mentor for KMS