Professional School Counselor
Fargo, North Dakota

Academic Degrees

B.S. in English Education, minor in Spanish Education
Valley City State University, Valley City, ND
M.Ed. in School Counseling, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Professional Experience

  • English and Spanish Teacher
    New Rockford/Sheyenne School District, North Dakota
  • English, Reading, and Spanish Teacher
    Fargo Public School District in Fargo, ND
  • School Counseling Intern
    Moorhead High School in Moorhead, MN
  • Professional School Counselor
    South Campus II, Fargo, ND
  • Professional School Counselor at Davies High School
    Fargo, ND


  • Head Varsity Dance Team coach at Valley City High School in Valley City, ND
  • Head Jr. High Volleyball Coach
    New Rockford Junior High, New Rockford, ND
  • Head Jr. High Dance Team Coach
    Ben Franklin Middle School, Fargo, ND
  • Head Cheer Team Coach
    Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
  • Head Cheer Team Coach
    Davies High School in Fargo, ND

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • 2000-2007—Member of the North Dakota Education Association
  • 2001-2002—Member of the New Rockford Education Association
  • 2002-2007—Member of the Fargo Education Association
  • 2004-2008—Charter member of North Dakota State University Chi Sigma Iota
  • 2008-Present—Member of the American School Counselor’s Association

Nonprofit/Community/Corporate Service

I am an advocate for Be the Match, which is an organization that facilitates bone marrow donations, educates medical professionals, and conducts research to hopefully find a cure for blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. I raise money for the organization by hosting an annual gala and an annual 5K fun run/walk. It was through this organization that my aunt was matched up to a donor when she required a bone marrow donation while fighting cancer. I also joined the registry and became a donor myself in 2011.

Personal Statement

As a professional school counselor, I spend my days working with students, families, and other school staff to assure the well-being of our student population. I work with students on academic concerns, personal/social concerns, and in helping to select appropriate career paths.

My life — almost from the start — has been geared toward education. I knew from a young age that this was the field that was right for me. My whole world view is based on the belief that those who feel confident in themselves, their decisions, and their lives will be the most successful. Therefore, it is always my goal to help people feel good about themselves — to find their inner strength, and to nurture passion to lead toward good decision-making. The outcomes of what I do are not always exactly as they should be; however, each success story far outweighs the negatives! My job is about doing the best that I can do to guide students toward the correct path, and hope that they take meaningful life skill with them when they graduate high school.


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