Liberty Oaks Counseling Corner

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

We will miss you, Mrs. Lueders!

Sadly for us, Mrs. Lueders and her family moved to St. Louis this summer. We were all deeply saddened to see her go, but are excited for her that they will get to live closer to her family. We can't wait for her to visit us!

Meet Ms. Hufft

Hello hello, Lions! For those of you I have not had the pleasure to meet, my name is Lana Hufft and I am the full-time counselor at Liberty Oaks. I am so sad to see Mrs. Lueders leave, but am very excited at the opportunity to be at LO every day. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Central Missouri (Go Mules!) and my Master's Degree in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my 3 year old nephew) and baking cupcakes. I have been lucky enough to live in the community for the past 6 years and believe Liberty has an excellent school district!

Family Needs Committee

Our wonderful Family Needs Committee is continuing this year and we would love for you to be a part of it! The only goal is to help students at Liberty Oaks by fulfilling a need that may fall through the cracks.


These needs could range from snacks, to school supplies, to clothing, or even a party supply such as a Valentine's box. Participation is always optional so members just help out when they can. If you are interested in joining the committee, please enter your information into this Google Form.


If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Martin krscmartin@gmail.com

Services Provided

As a school counselor, it is my goal to work with you so I can better serve the needs of our students. The school counseling program is student-centered. I believe that all students should be able to learn in an environment that meets their needs in order to achieve their maximum potential. Together we (administrators, faculty/staff, and parents) can provide a respectful and encouraging environment that helps our students meet present and future challenges. I look forward to working with your child(ren) and getting to know them throughout the school year. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via email or phone. I am always available to help your children.

Classroom Counseling Lessons

Classroom lessons will be presented in the classroom for students in grades K-5. Lessons will focus on the following counseling domains: personal/social, career, and academics. Each classroom will receive a minimum of one classroom counseling lesson a month from a member of the counseling team.

Small Groups

Group counseling is provided for small groups of students experiencing similar concerns. These may include: making and keeping friends, anger management, coping with divorce or loss, study skill, improving self-esteem, or improving social skills. The groups generally range from 4-6 students and last between 6-8 sessions. The students for groups can be recommended by parents/guardians or by staff members. Permission slips must be signed by parents for students to participate in groups.

Individual Counseling

One-on-one counseling support is available to all students in grades K-5. Students may self-refer or be referred to the counselors by teachers/staff and/or parents. Confidentiality is respected**.

Parent Resources *

*Liberty Public Schools is not responsible for the content on external sites/servers.


**Privacy and confidentiality are essential to having an effective school counseling program. Liberty Public Schools recognizes the importance of good communication and good working relationships between students, parents, and the school. Therefore, every effort will be made to protect student and parent privacy rights except under certain limited conditions. These conditions generally include safety issues (harm to self and/or others), legal issues, and professional responsibilities (see the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors).