Welcome to the Counseling Corner: ALL are welcome!

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    Hello Chelsea Heights students, staff, and families!

    My name is Jacob Blum, and I will be your School Counselor for the 2019-2020 school year! This is my first year at Chelsea Heights, and my second year as a counselor with Saint Paul Public Schools. I spent the entirety of the 2018-2019 school year filling in for counselors as a Long-Term Substitute in several other SPPS Elementary Schools. While I had a great year getting to experience the district and meet many wonderful educators, I am very excited to have landed with you all at Chelsea Heights!

    I attended the University of Minnesota and received my M.A. from the Educational Psychology department’s Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology program in 2018. Prior to that, I attended Iowa State University, receiving my B.S. in Child, Adult, & Family Services in 2015. I am originally from Waukee, Iowa, and many of my friends and family still reside in the Des Moines area.

    Even as an Iowa transplant, I have slowly but surely come to know the Twin Cities as another ‘home.’ When not at school, I spend my time exploring and enjoying the ‘big city’ atmosphere. I enjoy hiking, camping, golfing, attending concerts, painting, and reading.

    Even having only been here only a short time, I have noticed a few things that have me VERY excited to a part of the team here at Chelsea Heights. The involvement of community members, the administrative support, and the breadth of experience, knowledge, and creativity of our staff are all things that I’ve seen to be unique and special about Chelsea.

    I look forward to getting to know everybody and providing the highest quality support for all our Chelsea Heights students, staff, and families! If you ever have any questions for me, feel free to reach out via email at jacob.blum@spps.org, or via phone at 651-744-1756.

    “It is personal. That’s what education does- it makes the world personal” - Cormac McCarthy