Middle Level School Counselors (Grades Six - Eight)

  • St. Cloud Middle Level School Counselors work collaboratively with other educators, families, and community members to provide a comprehensive K-12 developmental counseling program for all St. Cloud Area School District students. Through promoting and enhancing the growth and development of every student in three areas: academic, personal/social, and career development, the school counselors are able to help students work towards their personal goals. More specifically, this comprehensive program works to prepare students to be purposeful thinkers, effective communicators, self-directed learners, productive group members, responsible citizens, and their best self.

    We meet the developmental needs of the whole student by:

    • Individual counseling
    • Small group counseling
    • School-wide programming
    • Coordination of services
    • Referrals for specialized assistance
    • Parent consultations
    • Assist with career exploration
    • Faculty consultation, collaboration, and education

    Our Mission Statement

    St. Cloud Middle Level School Counselors work collaboratively with other educators, families, and community members to provide a comprehensive K-12 developmental counseling program for all St. Cloud Area School District students. We work to promote and enhance students' growth and development in three areas: academic, personal/social, and career development. More specifically, this comprehensive program works to prepare students to be purposeful thinkers, effective communicators, self-directed learners, productive group members, responsible citizens, and their best self.

Our Counselors

Counselor School Email
Amy O'Hare Kennedy Amy.OHare@isd742.org
Dave Shelstad North David.Shelstad@isd742.org
Diane Olson North Diane.Olson@isd742.org
Ricky Rud North Ricky.Rud@isd742.org
Ashley Rutman South Ashley.Rutman@isd742.org
Eric Dylla South Eric.Dylla@isd742.org
Megan Kothrade South Megan.kothrade@isd742.org

Middle Level School Counselors Can:

  • Reduce Student

    • Peer Conflicts
    • Anxiety
    • Classroom Disruptions
    • Aggressive Behavior
    • Impulse Actions
    • Stress
  • Increase Student

    • Social Skills
    • Pro-Social Behavior
    • Belonging & Safety
    • Self-Esteem
    • Study Skills & Organization
    • Motivation
    • Self Awareness
    • Grades & Test Scores