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The Counseling Staff

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 grade entry.  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.




CONTACT INFORMATION

Counseling Office Registrar

Kris Schlander   
651-480-7489

kschlander@hastings.k12.mn.us

 

Counseling Office Main/Secretaries
Pam Andrews and Jan Niederkorn

651-480-7488    

pandrews@hastings.k12.mn.us

janniederkorn@hastings.k12.mn.us

 

Counseling Office Fax

651-480-7490    

Licensed Psychologists
Sternau and Associates
612-338-5267    

 



Ms. Kim Hoff


Ms. Naomi Marietta


Mr. Drew Cooper


Mr. Davis Gooch
S-Z
651-480-7493
dgooch@hastings.k12.mn.us
 


Ms. Lynn Colvin
Career Center Specialist
651-480-7499
lcolvin@hastings.k12.mn.us


Dr. Melissa Schill
School Psychologist
651-480-7489
mschill@hastings.k12.mn.us