Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts: Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Bachelor of Arts: Child Psychology Undergraduate Minor: Family Social Science
Welcome to the Counselor’s Corner,
I am beyond excited for a new school year here at Nokomis Montessori! I am extremely passionate about school counseling and I absolutely love the opportunity to work and interact with every single student in our building. I have always loved working with children and giving them the tools and encouragement to become empowered young beings. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota as well as a minor in Family Social Science. After working at a Child Development Center for two years, I went back to the University of Minnesota to receive my Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology. I am a licensed K-12 counselor in the state of Minnesota. When I am not at Nokomis, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing with my dogs, cheering on Minnesota sports teams (Go Gophers!), watching musical theatre, and much more!
As a School Counselor, my goal is to help all students better understand their own interests and skills while also providing them with different academic, career, and social emotional tools to achieve their full potential. Throughout the year I will teach classroom lessons, run group and individual counseling sessions, and collaborate with administration to ensure student success.
Classroom Lesson Topics:
- Social Emotional Learning
- Personal Safety
- Career Development
- Academic Success
Small Group Topics:
- Friendship and Social Skills
- Managing Anger,
- Zones of Regulation
- Worry or Stress
- Self-Control Skills
- Building Self Esteem
- Leadership Skills
I am split between the two buildings so I will be at Nokomis South all day Mondays and Wednesdays as well as Friday afternoons. I will be at Nokomis North all day Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as Friday mornings.
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.
- 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.
- 100% of SPPS students will graduate with the skills necessary to access their college and/or career aspirations