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Mrs. Katie Van Walbeek
Hello! My name is Katie Van Walbeek and I am the 3rd-5th grade School Counselor at Westwood Elementary. I received my Bachelor of Science at the Drake University in Psychology, I also received my Masters in School Counseling from Drake University. I joined the Ankeny School District as a school counselor in 2018-2019.
My mission as a school counselor is to provide academic, social-emotional, and career supports to all students in an engaging way. I have the opportunity to work with students in our building through classroom guidance as well as leading small groups and working with individuals, families, and teachers. In partnership with teachers, administrators, and families, the school counseling program will help students gain the skills necessary for academic and personal success.
I hope to communicate with parents as often as possible to support our students learning. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, I would love to help in any way I can.