Counseling and Guidance

Chucky Her
5th Grade and 8th Grade (Last Names A-G)
651-403-7706 |

Lora Messer-Nilles
6th Grade and 8th Grade (Last Names H-M)
651-403-7600 |

Kristin Quinn
7th Grade and 8th Grade (Last Names N-Z)
651-403-7672 |

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

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