Ms. Mujic earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University in 2017, while fulfilling her long-term goal of graduating Summa Cum Laude. In 2018, she decided to further her career in education and pursue a graduate degree. Ms. Mujic earned a Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from San Jose State University in 2020.
She is thrilled to be a part of the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley community as the school counselor. It is a role that she holds with great honor, responsibility, and excitement. Ms. Mujic’s goal as the school counselor is to provide a secure space on campus for students to comfortably express themselves. She teaches students about different social and emotional strategies they can use when navigating through various personal and academic challenges. Further, her goal is to develop strong partnerships with the families and faculty of BASIS Independent to implement a successful social and emotional learning program that will support students’ academic development and overall well-being.
Ms. Mujic chose BASIS Independent because she strongly resonates with the school’s mission to educate students to the highest international levels, so they are prepared to meet the high demands of our rapidly evolving society. Further, she strongly advocates for social and emotional learning in schools. This role affords her the opportunity to develop and implement a program that will support students in their academic development, while also teaching them important concepts, such as empathy, respect, self-awareness, and problem – solving.
Ms. Mujic believes in an educational philosophy that recognizes the whole student; that is, all aspects of their growth and development, including academic, social, emotional, and physical well – being. Further, she will help her students adopt a growth mindset. Ms. Mujic believes that personal, academic, and career goals are achieved through hard work, perseverance, and support. Finally, she will encourage her students to become lifelong learners. She explained, “I want my students to develop habits of continual personal growth and academic and career development because they are our future leaders, innovators, and inspirational figures.”
She believes in a strength and interest- based approach to learning. Ms. Mujic feels strongly that as educators, it is our responsibility to present curriculum and educational experiences to students in a manner that appeals to their diverse interests, skills, and learning styles. As a school counselor, she prioritizes learning about her students’ unique abilities and what is important to them and recognize those factors when she works with students.
In her spare time, she enjoys going on long walks, caring for her pets (a Bichon-Poodle mix dog and a Siamese Lynx Point cat), cooking international dishes, and developing new skill sets (she is currently learning about video editing and computer programming).