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Guidance & Counseling Office

M%20Bartusek.pngMr. Michael Bartusek
School Counselor
Students with last names A-Fe
952-758-1213
mbartuse@isd721.org
Emma%20Balow.jpgMs. Emma Balow 
School Counselor
Students with last names Fi - La
952-758-1210
ebalow@isd721.org
jack%20pauly.jpgMr. Jack Pauly
School Counselor
Students with last names Le - Schae
952-758-1221
jpauly@isd721.org
A%20Erickson.jpgMs. Angie Erickson
School Counselor
Students with last names Schal - Z
952-758-1214
aerickson@isd721.org
Photo Coming SoonMs. Nicole Hachfeld
School Social Worker
952-758-1212
nhachfeld@isd721.org
C%20Turek.jpgMs. Cheryl Turek
Counseling Office Assistant
952-758-1211
cturek@isd721.org
Photo Coming SoonMr. Christopher Hirdler
Chemical Health Specialist
952-758-1286
chirdler@isd721.org
 

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School Counselor Role

We strive to provide developmental, as well as pro-active, preventative and remedial services for students. This involves a cooperative effort among students, staff members, parents, and community.  Our purpose is to empower all learners to lead satisfying and productive lives by assisting them in identifying and achieving educational, career, personal and social goals.  We are here to help with academic issues, educational and career planning, as well as personal, emotional and behavioral concerns.

  • Is actively committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests and talents, as these traits relate to career awareness and development.  
  • Help parents focus on ways to further the education, personal and social growth of students.
  • Work with teachers and other educators to help students explore their potential and set realistic goals for themselves.
  • Seek to identify and utilize community resources that can enhance and compliment comprehensive school counseling programs and help students become productive members of society.

 

School Social Worker Role

  • Serves primarily Special Education students
  • Links parents and families with community services
  • Provides individual and group support  

 

Chemical Health Specialist Role

Chemical health support and prevention services within our district address a wide range of issues students may face. Our goal is to educate students about making positive, chemically-free choices that help with their academic progress, social engagement, and emotional well-being.

We collaborate with students, families, schools, staff, and the community to promote chemical health through prevention, intervention, and support by:

  • Providing chemical health awareness and programming.
  • Working with school staff regarding student concerns.
  • Addressing an individual student's chemical use.
  • Partnering with parents to explore options (contracts, chemical evaluations, groups, treatment, or other interventions).
  • Following up on district students receiving chemical violations.
  • Collaborating with and making referrals to community resources for chemical health and related issues.