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Counseling Updates

Important Dates

  • October 28, 2017

    8:00 AM ACT

  • November 4, 2017

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM SAT

  • December 2, 2017

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM SAT

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  • Counseling Office Assistants

    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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College Counselor
More about Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks begins his 24th 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.

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More about Natalie Golberg

Natalie Golberg is entering her first year at Edina High School. This is her 21st 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 University of WI River Falls.

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More about Angela Kieffer

Angela Kieffer is entering her fourth 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 fourth 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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Dylan Hackbarth is starting second 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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More about Lisa Burnham

Lisa Burnham is in her 23rd 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 11th 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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Julie Block is entering her 24th 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.

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More about Robin Dayneko

Robin Dayneko is new to us at Edina High School. 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.