Ashley Rignell

  • Hello!  My name is Ashley Rignell and I am a Licensed School Counselor at Como Park Senior High School.  I am the counselor for the Class of 2021. 

    During my senior year in high school, I read the book "There are No Children Here" by Alex Kotlowitz which tells the story of two boys growing up in the Chicago housing projects.  In that moment, I knew I wanted to pursue a career that allowed me to mentor youth and increase access to opportunity for kids from diverse backgrounds.   I graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a double minor in Spanish and Women's and Gender Studies.  After Winona, I moved to Chicago and completed a Master's Degree in Education (School Counseling) at Loyola University Chicago.  I worked as a school counselor within Chicago Public Schools at a Military Academy on the south side of Chicago for 6 years and gained valuable experience working with youth.  

    In 2015, I moved to Minnesota and worked for a year as a counselor at a charter school in Brooklyn Park. I was thrilled to be offered the position at Como Park Senior High School starting the 2016-2017 school year.  I am determined to work tirelessly for my students to help develop the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to pursue your dreams!