Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology & Mass Communication) University of Minnesota Master of Education (K-12 School Counseling) University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Mr. Ayoub Nigatu
Hi my name is Ayoub Nigatu, one of two school counselors here at Hidden River Middle School. I serve students with the last names begin with M-Z. This is my third year at Hidden River and I am entering my 10th year in Saint Paul Public Schools. I spent the first 6 plus years in SPPS at two elementary schools, working with younger populations and supporting and promoting healthy school environments at Eastern Heights Elementary and John A. Johnson Elementary.
I was raised in the Twin Cities and started my schooling in SPPS as a youngster. After my K-12 schooling I attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and graduated with two degrees, one in Journalism and another in Sociology. Some years later, I went to Graduate school at the University Of Wisconsin-River Falls and received my Masters Degree in School Counseling.
Here at Hidden River, I support students by providing:
*Classroom Instruction around social, personal and academic development;
*Group work around common themes or deficits;
*Creating, developing and implementing Individualized interventions;
*One to one social skills and/or academic skills support
In addition to supporting students and a healthy school climate at Hidden River, I also work for Saint Paul Urban Tennis in the summer as well as do some counseling work in the community and seeking my LPCC licensure. I enjoy chess, scrabble, and an admitted sports fanatic (Go Gophers!).