Counseling and Guidance
Jodi DeVolder
651-403-8160 | jodi.devolder@isd197.org

Hello! My name is Jodi DeVolder, school counselor at Garlough Elementary.  I am originally from Iowa where I attended the University of Iowa to obtain my B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in School Counseling. I am a K-12 licensed school counselor.

During the school year, I will visit every classroom each week delivering 30 minute lessons on topics such as empathy, feelings, problem solving, anger management, and much more! Additionally, I am available to lead small support groups and individual sessions with students.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and/or concerns throughout the school year. 


Hay intérpretes disponibles para comunicarse con el personal de la escuela. Por favor contáctese con Xiomara Medina al teléfono 651-403-8119 o a su correo electrónico xiomara.medina-calderon@isd197.org.


Andrea Hansen
651-403-8100 | andrea.hansen@isd197.org
Hello, my name is Andrea Hansen, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Garlough students and families.  I received my B.A. in English Language and Literature from Oklahoma City University, my J.D. from Creighton University School of Law, and my M.A. in School Counseling from Adler Graduate School.  I am a K-12 Licensed School Counselor.  

I am passionate about working with young people and helping them grow into their best, most competent selves.  During the school year, I visit classrooms on a weekly basis and deliver lessons on topics including feelings, friendship, empathy, problem-solving, self-esteem, and more!  Additionally, I may run small support groups or meet with students one-on-one.  

Outside of school, I enjoy singing, biking, gardening, swimming, and exploring nature with my son and husband.  

Please contact me with any questions and/or concerns you may have.  I am always available for an in-person meeting, a phone call or an email.  

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Hola, me llamo  Andrea Hansen, y estoy agradecida de tener la oportunidad de trabajar con las familias y estudiantes de Garlough. Recibí mi bachillerato en inglés y literatura de la Universidad de Oklahoma City , mi J.D. de Creighton University School of Law, y mi maestría en Consejería Escolar de Adler Graduate School.  Soy consejera licenciada en los grados k-12.
 
Me apasiona trabajar con jóvenes y ayudarlos a convertirse en lo mejor y mas competente que puedan ser. ¡Durante el año escolar, yo visito los salones de clases semanalmente y doy lecciones en temas que incluyen sentimientos, amistad, empatía, resolver-problemas, auto-estima, y mas! Además puedo estar llevando a cabo grupos pequeños o reuniéndome con estudiantes uno a uno.
 
Fuera de la escuela, disfruto cantar, correr bicicleta, nadir y explorar la naturaleza con mi hijo y mi esposo.
 
Por favor contáctenme con cualquier pregunta y/o preocupación que puedan tener. Siempre estoy disponible para reunirnos en persona, llamada telefónica o correo electrónico.


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DISTRICT 197 COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE
Each of School District 197’s eight schools has a counselor on staff to promote a proactive approach to positive and safe school environments. 

Elementary school counselors:
  • Provide needs assessments to monitor the needs of their school's student population and make program adjustments to support those needs.
  • Teach classroom guidance lessons to directly support goals related to school climate, testing/achievement, and the acceleration of excellence.
  • Offer individual counseling to support achievement and excellence goals by addressing barriers to learning.
  • Facilitate support groups to foster cultural assimilation.
  • Coordinate activities to ease the transition to Middle School.
  • Provide consultation and advocacy to make sure each student finds something in school that delights, inspires, excites, and motivates them to pursue excellence.
  • Advise student groups such as the Kindness Patrol, Peer Helpers, Kids’ Council and other extracurricular groups promote kindness and enhance the school experience.
  • Recruit volunteers to support the school community.
  • Conduct accountability and climate surveys within each building.
  • Analyze student discipline and conflict management issues and counselor success.
Learn more about the 
district’s Counseling and Guidance services.