• Welcome to Ms. O'Hare's Homepage
    School Counselor  Grades K-5 

    Phone: 320-370-7512
    Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:15 a.m.-245 p.m.
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    Greetings and welcome to my web-page! Let me give you some background information regarding my position as a school counselor. I was hired as part of the Department of Education and the Office of Safe and Drug Free School's $1 million dollar, three-year grant which was awarded to District 742 in 2007. This grant was created for the purpose of expanding students' access to counseling services. Every elementary school within our district has been provided a school counselor in order to foster the personal growth, educational development, and emotional well-being of our students.

    I worked at Kennedy Community School as a part-time licensed Elementary School Counselor for the first three years. In the fall of 2010, I was hired to work full-time at Kennedy Community School providing services for all students grades K-8. In 2018, Ms. Thomsen was hired as the middle school counselor for grades 6-8.  

    I am now the designated school counselor for grades K-5 at Kennedy Community School.

    My hours are 7:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can reach me at 320) 370-7512, or e-mail me at amy.ohare@isd742.org. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

    Most Sincerely,

    Amy O'Hare

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    Daily Schedule

    Monday through Friday

    7:15 a.m. -2:45 p.m.

    My Role as a School Counselor:
    Along with providing grade-level Social Emotional Lessons (SEL), I also offer classroom guidance lessons and work with students one-on-one, and in small groups. Collaborating closely with teachers, staff and administration I focus on identifying and removing barriers that get in the way of student success. I do this in a number of different ways: by helping students learn how to make healthy choices, strengthen their self-confidence, learn calming, coping and conflict resolution skills, and by building better communication and study skills.

    Additionally, I help connect students and their families to both internal and external resources of many kinds.