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Hello! My name is Patrick Her and I am thrilled to be a counselor working at Gordon Parks High School. This is my tenth year working with students in our alternative school setting. I have worked in the Saint Paul Public Schools as a School Guidance Counselor for the past twenty years.
I really enjoy helping our students to make informed college decisions. I also enjoy working with students so that they can reach their academic potential. School counseling is a calling for me because I believe so strongly in helping students to overcome obstacles that they are facing in their lives. In addition, I stay well informed about college and career planning so I may assist our students in those areas as well.
I graduated with both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Prior to becoming a school counselor in the Saint Paul Public Schools, I had the opportunity to work with college students at UW-Platteville and high school students at East High School in Madison, Wisconsin.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing the six pipe instrument known as Qeej, hunting, and being outdoors with friends and family.
Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance to your student. I can be reached at 651-744-1247 between the hours of 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday. You can also reach me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.