EHS Counseling

  • Graduates file into Mariucci Arena for the 2017 commencement ceremony About EHS Counseling

    In alignment with the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), Edina High School recognizes that each student possesses unique interests, abilities and goals leading to diverse post-secondary and career opportunities. Through a collaborative, tiered service delivery model, EHS supports all students in the acquisition of the educational and social competencies necessary to both achieve their full potential and engage in effective, responsible global citizenship. Learn more about the EHS Counseling Model.


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    Nancy Knutson
    Student Last Name A-Lan

    Maggie Carlson
    Student Last Name Lao-Z

    Department Fax: 952-848-3119
    High School Code: 240-708

Meet the Counselors

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More about Angela Kieffer

Angela Kieffer is entering her third year in the Counseling Department. She is not new to Edina. She has spent the last 17 years as a Child Psychology teacher here at EHS. She received her B.S. degree in Education from Mankato State University, Master’s in Teaching from St. Mary’s University and M.A. in School Counseling at Adler Graduate School.

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Taylor Johnson is a former graduate of EHS and the French Immersion program. He is entering his third year of school counseling at EHS after teaching 3 years at South Korea’s premier Math and Science international high school. After receiving is B.A. from the University of St Thomas, he received his M.A. from the University of Minnesota in Counseling Students and Personnel Psychology.

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More about Dylan Hackbarth

Dylan Hackbarth is starting first year as a school counselor at Edina High School. He attended graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in a unique urban education-focused school counseling program called the School Counseling Fellows. This program placed him in Baltimore City Public Schools throughout his education. After graduating, he worked as a School Counselor in Fairfax County, Virginia. For the 2015-16 school year he was a counselor at Como Park Senior High School in Saint Paul, MN.

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Lisa Burnham is in her 22nd year of counseling students at Edina High School. Prior to Edina, she worked at Farmington High School. She received her B. A. in Psychology, and a concentration in Speech-Communications at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She earned her M.Ed, with an emphasis in Secondary School Counseling, from North Dakota State University.

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Sandy Schmidt is in her 10th year of counseling students at Edina High School. She previously spent 12 years as a counselor at Eden Prairie High School and 2 years at Northfield Middle School. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and M.A. in School Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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Bill Hicks begins his 23rd year as high school counselor at EHS. He is the special testing coordinator for SAT/PSAT, registration coordinator, coordinator of 9th to 10th grade transition as well as College Coordinator and Naviance contact.