For the last 11 years, I have worked as a school counselor in the K-12 school systems educating learners in the realms of academics, career, and mental health wellbeing. Ten of those eleven years were at a rural school district in North Dakota. A majority of that time was spent with learners in middle school and high school providing academic guidance, career planning, and addressing their social/emotional needs. For the past two years, I got to narrow my focus as a career counselor for learners in pre-school through high school seniors concentrating on career awareness and exploration with the younger learners and career planning for the high school learners. Prior to working in North Dakota, I was employed in a school district in Minnesota.
My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Mary (Class of ‘06), a Master of Science in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling from Eastern Washington University (Class of ’09), and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from NDSU (Class of ’17). I consider myself a lifelong learner and love sharing the passion of learning with all ages.
Outside of the working world, I spend my time with my husband and daughter along with our Yorkie, Griffey. My husband is a Special Education educator and coach. My daughter is currently in 6th grade.
Master of Education, North Dakota State University, 2017
Master of Science, Eastern Washington University, 2009
Bachelor of Science, University of Mary, 2006