Counseling Staff and Contact Info


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 is the counseling office department chairperson. She advises both the Peer Tutor and Peer Helper programs and is the facilitator for several support groups.

Kim Hoff (A-F) - 651-480-7496 -

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. Naomi came to the Hastings School District in 2001.

Naomi Marietta (G-L) - 651-480-7491 -

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, AVID counselor, and runs several support groups.

Drew Cooper (M-R) - 651-480-7494 -

Steve Peterson works with students whose last names begin with S-Z  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 1996 with a degree in English and Journalism Education, and taught both at Prescott High School for 11 years. He earned his Master's Degree in Counseling at UWRF in 2005, and worked at a high school counselor at Prescott. Steve has coached cross country and track for 15 years, and enjoys being a part of the counseling team at Hastings High School. 

Steve Peterson (S-Z) - 651-480-7493 -

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.

Melissa Schill - 651-480-7492 -

Kristin Poellinger is our Registrar and Counseling Office Administrative Assistant. She manages all of our student registrations, transcripts, and Infinite Campus accounts. In addition, she facilitates the entry and processing of grades for the high school as well as coordinates and assists with the many ventures that come in and out of the counseling and student service offices

Kristin Poellinger - 651-480-7489 -

Jody Geib is our Career Center Specialist. She can assist with all of the aspects of college and career planning. Jody 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. Jody also distributes scholarship information to seniors and is in charge of our Local Scholarship Program and Awards Night. 

Jody Geib - 651-480-7499 -

Jan Niederkorn is one of our Counseling Office Administrative Assistants. She assists with arranging appointments for the counselors, collecting transcript information from other districts, processing college and scholarship applications, as well as data entry and records. 

Jan Niederkorn
- 651-480-7488 -

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 Cori, they can call 612-338-5267.

Sternau and Associates - 612-338-5267

Counseling Office Mailing Address

Hastings High School Counseling Office
200 General Sieben Drive
Hastings, MN 55033

Counseling Office Fax - 651-480-7490