School Counseling

Academic SupportMission
The Friendly Hills School Counseling Program provides developmentally appropriate and data-driven interventions aimed to support students’ academic, social-emotional, and career goals.   

Vision 
The School Counseling Program uses individual, small group and classroom lessons to support students in maximizing individual potential. Through collaboration with school staff, families, and community resources, we strive to provide equitable opportunities and a sense of belonging for all students.  The program’s goal is to foster a community where students gain the necessary skills to thrive in a diverse, global society. 

School Counselors work with students

  • Individually
  • In groups
  • In the classroom
Reasons a parent/guardian should contact the School Counselor include, but are not limited to: 
  • If your student is struggling or has concerns about academics
  • If your student is having a hard time with friendships/social issues
  • If you are in need of additional academic/behavior supports for your child
  • If you are seeking college/career advice about your child
  • If you are in need of resources for your child or family
  • A change in family (divorce, new sibling, death)
  • If you are concerned about bullying/harassment issues
  • If you are concerned with your child's mental health 


FRIENDLY HILLS SCHOOL COUNSELORS

Ms. Melissa Morey
, Grades 5 and 6
651-403-7706 | melissa.morey@isd197.org

Photo: Melissa MoreyHello! My name is Melissa Morey and I joined the School Counseling department at Friendly Hills in 2018. I grew up in Montevideo, MN and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. For my graduate work I moved to South Carolina where I completed my Master of Education and Educational Specialist degrees in School Counseling at Clemson University. I am licensed in School Counseling for grades K-12, and I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

In my free time I love to run, practice yoga, cheer on the Clemson Tigers, and spend time with family and friends. I look forward to working with each of you this school year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help you in any way!


Ms. Kristin Quinn, Grades 7 and 8
651-403-7672 | kristin.quinn@isd197.org

Photo: Kristin QuinnHello!  My name is Kristin Quinn and I joined the School Counseling team at Friendly Hills Middle School in 2018. I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and received my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  I obtained my teaching license in Broadfield Social Studies, grades 5-12, at Edgewood College in Madison.  I moved to Minnesota in 2007, started my first job as a high school teacher in a public charter school in Minneapolis.  I received my Master’s of School Counseling in 2014 from Adler Graduate School in Bloomington, MN.  I am licensed in School Counseling for grades K-12.  I am a mother of two children, Ava and Leo.  I love spending time with my husband, kids, and little dog, Chloe.  We enjoy going to the beach, road trips, snowboarding, biking, and going on picnics.