The Counselor's Office

Glenview Middle School Counselors' Mission Statement

The mission of school counselors at Glenview Middle School is to meet the needs of their students making sure they are safe at school and empower them to become successful members of society. In order to fulfill this mission, school counselors look at a student's physical, social, mental, and emotional well-being. Information about these important aspects of a person is needed from parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and community resources so the student can be more aware about the progress or lack of progress they are making. In addition, the student is able to see that others are concerned about their health. School counselors follow the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics that includes maintaining confidentiality in situations except if they involve abuse and harming oneself or others. School counselors are continuously educating themselves to be increasingly effective in the knowledge of relevant topics parents and children are facing today. Overall, school counselors attend to the student's personal growth and development which is top priority for present and future choices and endeavors a student may take on.


Information about the Glenview Middle School Counselors

Maria Escarza, M.S.Ed.

Works with all Glenview students in 5th grade and also with 6th through 8th grade last names A-C

Contact Information: [email protected]; (309) 755-1919, ext. 209

"I have been with East Moline Schools since 1979. I began teaching Spanish, then Physical Education, and have been a counselor at Glenview for the past 22 years. I am also very involved with teaching tennis outside of school. Working with children has always been a passion for me and I feel very blessed that I have had the opportunity to demonstrate that passion here at Glenview."


Gaye Dunn, M.S.Ed.

Works with Glenview student in 6th through 8th grade with the last names D-N

Contact Information: [email protected]; (309) 755-1919, ext. 210

"I’ve been a counselor at Glenview for the last 18 years. I previously counseled in Champaign-Urbana, my hometown, for 4 years. (Go Illini!)  I love what I do, because of all the great kids and staff I’ve worked with over the years. I taught English for many years in Urbana, Bourbonnais, Kansas and Germany and loved that too. In addition to school counseling, I work as a grief counselor at Gilda’s Club in Davenport. I enjoy lots of hobbies and working out and being with my husband and friends."


Alan Dassow, M.S.Ed.

Works with all Special Education students and 6th through 8th grade with the last names O-Z

Contact Information: [email protected]; (309) 755-1919, ext. 208

"I have been a counselor at Glenview Middle School since the 2007-2008 school year. I received my Masters in School Counseling at Western Illinois. Previously I was a teacher at Rock Island High School. I enjoy swimming and have been a swim coach for many years. I have two children that I have had enjoyed seeing grow-up. In the summers I enjoy spending extra time with them. I also spend my free time working in my garden so I can enjoy relaxing in it, cooking and riding my bike."