Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Zach Nauschutz. This is officially my first year at Capitol Hill and I am so excited to get to work with the students, staff and families! I am the school counselor for 5th and 6th grade and look forward to supporting students as they navigate this transitional time in their lives. I am originally from a small town in eastern Wisconsin (Go Pack Go!!) I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and my Master's from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. In my free time I like to play volleyball competitively, spend time with friends, visit family, go to the cabin, explore our many lakes, and read.
Throughout the school year, I teach social/emotional, career, and academic counseling lessons, run counseling groups on a variety of topics, and am available to meet with students individually to provide short-term counseling services. I will be collaborating with the other counselors, social worker, teachers, and families to support our students to be the best they can be.
Phone (main office): 651-325-2500
Phone (direct): 651-744-4183
Classroom Lessons: I teach preventative classroom counseling lessons throughout the school year. Lesson topics include but are not limited to: bully prevention, coping skills, personal safety, 5th grade transition and goal setting. Students can use the skills learned from these lessons as they continue to navigate life.
Group Counseling: Teachers and parents can refer students for small group skills work throughout the year. Groups typically run 30 minutes, once or twice a week, for up to eight weeks. Topics vary but include: social skills, friendship skills, family change, coping skills, focus, growth mindset, following directions, personal responsibility, and academic skills. Small groups will begin in October.
Individual Counseling: I will meet with students for a variety of reasons. Teachers, parents, or the students themselves can request to see me. Individual sessions might target family change, goal setting, peer conflict, coping skills, and anxiety. Individual counseling is not therapy, though it is brief and solution-focused. Individual counseling is confidential.