Kim Hoff works with students whose last names fall in the A-F range.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Secondary Education from
St. Cloud State University in 1995. She went on to teach English at Hudson High
School until the year 2000. She was also head coach of the Hudson Dance Team
from 1996-2011. In 2011, she earned a Master of Science in School Counseling
from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. She worked one year at Hastings
Middle School and joined the Hastings High School Counseling staff in the fall
of 2012. She advises both the Peer Tutor and Peer Helper programs and is
the facilitator for several support groups.
Naomi Marietta covers
the G-L portion of the alphabet. She earned her Bachelor of Science in English
and Speech Communications from Mankato State University. After graduation she
accepted a position at Henry Sibley High School where she taught English for 5
years. She has a Master of Education in English from the University of
Minnesota and a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of
Wisconsin, River Falls. Naomi oversees the high school registration process,
standardized testing, and the honors program. She helped to create the Link
Crew organization at HHS and currently serves as one of five coordinators. She
is the counseling office department chairperson. Naomi came to the Hastings
School District in 2001.
Drew Cooper works with students whose last names begin with M-R. Drew
earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 2006 and earned his
Masters degree from Concordia University of Chicago in School Counseling
in 2013. He was a teacher and counselor at McHenry East High School from 2006-2016. Drew has coached varsity football and sponsored a variety of activities. Drew is our NCAA representative, Peer Court liaison, and runs several support groups.
Davis Gooch works with students whose last names begin with S-Z. He earned his MA in
counseling and student personnel psychology from the University of
Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2014. Before starting at the U of M, he
held AmeriCorps positions with the Saint Paul Public Schools and Saint Paul
Public Library, where he provided academic support and coordinated volunteers.
He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. He advises Youth Ambassadors and coordinates Family Connection/Naviance and classroom presentations.
Melissa Schill is the school psychologist for HHS. She went to Gustavus
Adolphus College for her undergraduate degree in Psychology and then earned a
Ph.D. in School Psychology from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her roles
include: conducting testing and assessment for students who may need special
education services; consulting with parents, staff and students about
children’s mental health and/or educational concerns; and providing support for
students with depression and other mental health needs.
Lynn Colvin is our Career Center Specialist. She has over 18
years’ experience in corporate management and the financial sector including
extensive direct experience in the human resource process in a variety of
industries. She is an invaluable resource
when it comes to college and career planning. Lynn spends most of her time
helping students with career exploration and the college application process.
She has close relationships with college representatives all over the country
and arranges representative and recruiter visits. Lynn also distributes
scholarship information to seniors and is in charge of our Local Scholarship
Program and Awards Night.
Kris Schlander is our registrar. Pam Andrews and Jan Niederkorn are our counseling office secretaries.
Together they keep our counseling office running. The secretaries arrange
appointments for the counselors, collect transcript information from other
districts, process college and scholarship applications and work with data and
Sternau and Associates. For well over two decades, Sternau and
Associates have been providing free and confidential counseling and assessment
services to the students of District 200. These licensed psychologists see
students based on parent requests and/or staff referrals. If parents would like
to have a conversation with Rene or Ruth, they can call 612-338-5267.