National School Counseling Week #19

February 4-8, 2019

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Cedar Falls CSD School Counselors

Back row:

Heidi Guse, North Cedar Elementary

Jeni Barry, Cedar Heights Elementary

Carrie Dieken, CFHS

Kelly Moeller, Orchard Hill Elementary

Chris Wood, CFHS

Emily Thilges, Southdale Elementary

Erin Gardner, CFHS

Rebecca Lins, Peet Junior High

Dave Berns, Aldrich Elementary

Front row:

Susan Langan, CFHS

Thersa Kenser, Peet Junior High

Jen Alexander, Hansen Elementary

Julie Rouse, Holmes Junior High

Jennifer Jacobson, Lincoln Elementary

Angela Wittmer, Holmes Junior HIgh

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Peet Junior High becomes a RAMP School!

Peet Junior HIgh was recently recognized by ASCA (American School Counselor Association) for becoming a Recognized ASCA Model Program! Peet is the 1st Cedar Falls school to be designated a RAMP school and the 10th school in Iowa! Rebecca Lins will be honored this summer at the annual ASCA conference in Boston.

Being a RAMP school uses a framework for a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program that includes many components including providing services to students, parents, school staff and the community in the following areas:

  • Direct Student Services
  • School counseling core curriculum
  • Individual student planning
  • Responsive services
  • Indirect Student Services
Enhancing the learning process for all students, the "ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student" guide the development of effective school counseling programs around three domains: academic, career and social/emotional development.


Did you know that the K-12 Cedar Falls School Counselors....

  • Have a comprehensive school counseling program that is driven by student data and based on standards and mindsets in academic, career and social-emotional development to promote and enhance the learning process for all?
  • Work with ALL students, directly and indirectly, to help them achieve academic success and become college and career ready?
  • Participate as members of the academic team and use the skills of leadership, advocacy and collaboration to promote systemic change as appropriate?
  • Have more than 200 years of combined experience?
  • Work closely with many stakeholders such as Blackhawk/Grundy Mental Health, Pathways, Hawkeye, UNI, ICAN and CF Police?
  • Mentor UNI practicum and internship students?
  • Present at local, state and national conferences?
  • Work with staff, parents and community agencies to make ALL students life long learners and caring and responsible citizens?
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Our Mission

The Cedar Falls Community School District K-12 School Counseling Department works in collaboration with staff, parents, and community members to provide a sequential, data-driven, standards-based comprehensive and developmental K-12 program that addresses social-emotional, academic, and career development to ensure access, equity, and success for all students in graduating citizen, college, and career ready.
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What is a CF School Counselor?

Cedar Falls Schools Counseling