I have been the school counselor at Bluffview since 2005. I have a BS in Health and PE (K-12) from Montana State University with a DAPE certification from Winona State. I taught PE in Alaska and Minneapolis for 10 years. My MS in School Counseling was earned through the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. My Counseling position includes classroom lessons, individual sessions and smalI group sessions. E1 and E2 classrooms have a 30 minute counseling lesson once a week. Lessons cover many topics, for the most part we work on social skills, making and keeping friends, and managing our emotions and understanding how our behavior affects others. The Kindergartners are rotated throughout the school year in small groups. Where the Erdkinder students topics are health related: Alcohol/Tobacco/Drugs, Nutrition, Sex Ed, Mental Health, Bullying/Sexual Harassment. They meet once a week for 45 minutes. I live in Winona with my family and we are avid cross country skiers and mountain bikers.