EHS Counseling

  • 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.

    Programming for all 9th-12th grade students and the goal for students in each grade

    New!  Summer Hours: The Office will be closed June 26-July 9 and July 23-26. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Closed on Friday.

    New!  Seniors

    • THE FINAL TRANSCRIPT HAS BEEN SENT TO YOUR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY (as of 6/20/2019-college requested in Naviance)
    • DIPLOMAS WERE MAILED TO GRADUATED STUDENTS ON JUNE 19, 2019 (mailed to the primary address listed in Infinite Campus)

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  • Counseling Office Assistants

    Nancy Knutson
    Grade 10-12 Student Last Name A-Lan
    Grade 9 Student Last Name A-Laq

    Maggie Carlson
    Grade 10-12 Student Last Name Lao-Z
    Grade 9 Student Last Name Lar-Z

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

Meet the Counselors

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 Photo of Bill Hicks
College Counselor
More about Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks begins his 25th year as counselor at EHS. As Director he will be in charge of planning and coordinating all parent and student programs. He will also coordinate the College and Career Center along with the high school advisory program. Included in his duties will be in charge of the PSAT and National Merit Program.

 Photo of Natalie Golberg
Grade 10-12 Last Name: A-Br, Grade 9 Last Name: A-Cad
More about Natalie Golberg

Natalie Golberg is entering her second year at Edina High School. This is her 22nd year of working in education. Natalie has 15 years of counseling experience, in addition to time spent as a classroom teacher, a gifted & talented coordinator, and a district-level program coordinator. She was most recently a counselor at Jefferson High School Bloomington. She received her BS degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State Univ., and her MA in School Counseling from the Univ. of WI River Falls.

 Photo of Angela Kieffer
Grade 10-12 Last Name: Bu-Ec, Grade 9 Last Name: Cae-En
More about Angela Kieffer

Angela Kieffer is entering her fifth year in the Counseling Department. She was a Child Psychology teacher here at EHS 17 years. 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.

 Photo of Taylor Johnson
Grade 10-12 Last Name: Ed-Hau, Grade 9 Last Name: Eo-Hok
More about Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson is a former graduate of EHS and the French Immersion program. He is entering his fifth 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.

 Photo of Dylan Hackbarth
Grade 10-12 Last Name: Hav-Lan, Grade 9 Last Name: Hol-Laq
More about Dylan Hackbarth

Dylan Hackbarth is starting third 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.

 Photo of Lisa Burnham
Grade 10-12 Last Name: Lao-Mor, Grade 9 Last Name: Lar-Mor
More about Lisa Burnham

Lisa Burnham is in her 24th 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.

 Photo of Sandy Schmidt
Grade 9-12 Last Name: Mos-Rol
More about Sandy Schmidt

Sandy Schmidt is in her 12th 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.

 Photo of Julie Block
Grade 9-12 Last Name: Rom-Swa
More about Julie Block

Julie Block is entering her 25th year as an educator and comes from Eden Prairie HS where she was a counselor for 18 years. Previously, she was an Counselor and Social Studies Teacher. She received her BA in Psychology and Social Studies Education at St. Olaf College and her MA from the University of MN Counseling Student Personnel Psychology Program. She looks forward to empowering EHS students to attain personal, social, and academic success and to find their right fit post-secondary option.

 Photo of Robin Dayneko
Grade 9-12 Last Name: Swb-Z
More about Robin Dayneko

Robin Dayneko is entering her second year at EHS. She previously spent 14 years as a counselor in Southern California specializing in International, International Baccalaureate and English Language Learner populations. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology at California State University Long Beach and M.S. in School Counseling at University of La Verne.