Emily Colton - School Counselor
  • Hello! My name is Emily Colton and I am the school counselor at Battle Creek Elementary. I am so happy to be part of this amazing community of students, teachers, and families. I was born and raised in Minnesota and live in St. Paul. I attended Middlebury College for my Bachelor's degree and the University of Minnesota for my master's degree. I love spending time outdoors, reading books, and traveling. My role at Battle Creek Elementary is to help students develop the academic and social-emotional skills that will help them be successful in school and in life. I also teach students about college and careers to start the process of students being "college and career ready" when they graduate from high school. 


    Students, I am here to help you with:

    • Developing new friendships
    • Learning problem-solving skills
    • Adjusting to a new school
    • Managing your feelings
    • Academic support including organization skills, study & test-taking skills
    • Discovering your skills and interests

    Parents, I am able to assist you with:

    • Exploring ways to help your child succeed
    • Referrals for community resources
    • Understanding developmental changes in childhood
    • Planning ahead for your child's educational future


    Services provided:

    • Classroom lessons
    • Group counseling (friendship skills, emotion management, career exploration, etc.)
    • Brief, solution-focused individual counseling
    • Parent consultations
    • Teacher consultations
    • Community resource referrals

    District-Wide School Counselor Mission:

    Licensed School Counselors empower students and families to access their premier Saint Paul Public Schools education through:

    • Academic support.
    • Social emotional support.
    • College & career readiness.


    District-Wide School Counselor Vision:

    • All students are college and career ready.
    • All students have the mindsets and behaviors needed to be successful.
    • All students have advocacy skills.
    • All students and families feel welcomed, respected and valued.
    • All students have access to a Licensed School Counselor in their school.

    District-Wide School Counselor Goal:

    • 100% of SPPS students will graduate with the skills necessary to access their college and/or career aspirations.