My name is Kia Thao. I am a Licensed School Counselor for the Academy of Finance (AOF). I work with AOF 10th graders with last names O-Z, 11th graders and 12th graders. I am really excited to be back at Como Park Senior High School! I graduated from Como Park in 2002, then went on to get my Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College. There, I majored in Political Science and Women's Studies. After graduation, I worked for a college access program at St. Olaf College called TRIO Upward Bound for eight years before going back to school for my Master's in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
I am here to assist AOF students in their academic and personal/emotional growth during high school, and to provide students with post secondary options. I look forward to collaborating with administrators, parents/guardians, teachers, and students to achieve this goal.
You can reach me via phone at 651-744-8170, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by my office, Room 1015, anytime from 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM. I am happy to be here and look forward to great year at Como Park Senior High!!