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Educational Background:

I am a 1999 graduate of South Dakota State University with a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Resource Development. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). My course work emphasized the school setting which included such courses as School Counseling, Administration and Organization of School Counseling Programs, Career Counseling and Planning, and Group Counseling.

I earned my undergraduate degree from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN in May 1997. My degree is a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Originally from Gettysburg, SD, I graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1993.

This is my eighteenth year at Sibley East as the Middle School Counselor.

The Role of the School Counselor:

A school counselor is a licensed educator trained in school counseling with qualifications and skills to address all students' academic, personal/social and career development needs. School counselors address the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs that are a part of a comprehensive school counseling program. School Counselors provide services to students, parents, school staff, and the community.

Contact: Vikki Louwagie, School counselor