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I have been a school counselor in Ankeny since 2004. I am originally from Cedar Falls and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1993. I worked for Des Moines Public Schools as a Spanish teacher before returning to UNI to earn my Master's of Arts in Education in School Counseling in 1997. Upon completion of my degree, I served as a high school counselor at Northern University High School (UNI), DeKalb High School (Illinois), and East High School in Des Moines. Since I have been in Ankeny, I have worked at Ankeny High School, Ankeny Centennial, and now Southview Middle School.
As a counselor, I assist students with their academic, career planning and personal/social needs. This year, I am assigned to all students last names P-Z. We will be meeting with all students throughout the school year. I especially enjoy the college and career planning aspects of my job because it is so crucial to the high school experience and preparing students for the next phase in life. I love the energy and enthusiasm I see in my students each day.
I live in Ankeny with my husband, Randy. We have two kids of our own. We enjoy travel, attending and participating in athletic events, and our community.
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