As the Bridges School counselor, my goal is to focus on promoting student success and achievement, prevention and intervention activities, and social/emotional advocacy to meet the needs of all students.  Developmental counseling curriculum taught in the classroom and small group counseling are integral parts of the entire educational program at Hoover.  Students can be referred for individual counseling by parents, teachers, or themselves to talk in a safe and caring environment.  I am part of the collaborative team to promote awareness of self and others, providing all students with a nurturing environment that allows them to get the most out of their school experiences. 

I have worked as a School Counselor for Mankato Schools for 27 years, and this is my 4th year at Bridges.  I can be reached everyday at Hoover except Wednesdays, when I work at Bridges.