Meet the School Counselor  

Hi everyone! I am so happy to be a part of the Wabasso Public School district this year. For those of you who don’t know me, I am Leah Hacker. I am the full-time K-12 school counselor for the Wabasso Public School. I work to support all students with their academic needs, career needs, and social-emotional needs. I visit all grades to teach social-emotional skills such as feelings, communication, problem solving, respect, etc. 

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology, and from there went on to work as a paraprofessional for a year. In the spring of 2019, I graduated with my Master’s of Science degree in K-12 Professional School Counseling. I have a passion for building working relationships with all students to help them succeed.

What Does My School Counselor Do?  

Individual Counseling

  • Both teachers and parents can refer students for individual counseling. If you would like to refer a student for individual counseling you can email me, call me, or stop by my office.

  • Students might see me for individual counseling to work on decision-making, anger management, family changes, friendships skills, mental health, or other concerns. 

  • K-12 students can also self-refer by filling out an “I would like to see my school counselor” slip, and then giving it to their teacher to put in my mailbox. We don’t always know what is going on in a child’s life, and this gives them the opportunity to reach out for support. 

  • I meet with all juniors and seniors to discuss what their post-high school plans are. 

Guidance Lessons

  • This year, I am in the specials rotation for grades K-5. Your students will receive their guidance lesson during this time once a week. 

  • Guidance lessons are based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Standards. 

  • The lessons for each grade level are a little different each week; however, each  month the topic focus is the same for all grades (ex. September was self-control and October was diversity). 

Small Group Counseling

  • These groups can be for any wide range of reasons, some being friendship groups, anxiety/worry groups, social skills groups, changing families groups. 

  • This year, small groups will be limited because of COVID-19 restrictions.

What you should know about me:

  • I like to get to know ALL students so that they may feel connected and safe while they’re with us

  • I respect your right and your child’s right to privacy. Confidentiality is a big part of my job

  • I appreciate it when students, staff, and parents reach out to me with questions, concerns, and to share positive things going on in life.

    Contact Information:

    · Email: 

    · Phone:  507-342-5114 Ext 160  

Contact: Leah Hacker