Hi :) My name is Kaltun Abdikarani. I am the new School Counselor at Hamline Elementary and I am super excited to work with our students on their social/emotional, career and academic development. This is my first year at Hamline Elementary and I am genuinely looking forward to connect and work with students, families and staff. It has been a great start so far.
I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing. Soon after graduating, I knew the corporate world was not the best fit for me and ended up working as a paraprofessional in schools, mental health facilities and in a nonprofit organization as a coach in early childhood. I recently completed a Master's of Education in Counseling. I pursued school counseling because it brought together my passion for education, mental health and proactively supporting our students to succeed in every aspect of their lives.
I am a Somali woman who was born and raised in the Middle East, so I speak Somali and Arabic. I can relate to our ELL students as I was one myself when I came to the US. I am a mother to my lovely son and daughter, a wife and I am caring for my aging mother. I love to read, write, swim, and have meaningful conversations with people."The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." Oprah
Kaltun Abdikarani, MSE
Licensed School Counselor
MSE: University of Wisconsin River Falls
BS: The Ohio State University
Phone or Text: 612-888-5220
Weekly Lessons: Fridays
Posted to Seesaw and Schoology
Google Meet code: MeetKaltun
Grade Level Office Hours on Fridays