Degrees and Certifications:
National Certified Counselor (NCC), The National Board for Certified Counselors Licensed Professional School Counselor, Minnesota Department of Education Master of Arts, Counseling and Career Development (School Counseling) Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Hey Gators, I'm glad you're here! My name is Krista Humbert, though kids usually call me Ms. Krista. I am thrilled to be back for my second year at Galtier supporting students, families, and staff as the school counselor!
What Does a School Counselor Do?
Classroom Lessons: I teach social-emotional and academic skills lessons in each classroom throughout the year. Topics include: social skills, bullying prevention, calming strategies, skills for learning, personal safety, 5th grade transition to Middle School, and much more!
Small Groups: Parents or teachers can refer students for small group skills work. Small groups meet for 30 minutes per week, for about 8 weeks. Topics may include: family change, emotional regulation, growth mindset, executive functioning skills, or friendship skills.
Individual Skills Work: I meet with students one-on-one for a variety of reasons. Parents or teachers can refer students, or students can ask to see me on their own. Individual sessions might focus on worries, family change, making positive choices at school, or peer conflict. My individual work with students is not therapy, but it is confidential. It is brief and solution-focused.
SPPS Elementary Counseling is based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model ensuring academic, personal-social, and career readiness for all learners.
When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” ― Fred Rogers