Welcome to the Counseling Department

 

 Richter Gerster

 

Erin Richter

Students with the last name A-L

 Contact:

erichter@shakopee.k12.mn.us

952.496.5739

 

Amy Gerster

Students with the last name M-Z

 Contact:

agerster@shakopee.k12.mn.us

952.496.5723


DISTANCE LEARNING SUPPORT:
 For more information please visit the “COVID-19 Resources” tab on the left



The mission of the Shakopee School Counseling Program is to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program that encourages the highest level of student achievement through their growth in academic, college/career and personal/social domains.  In partnership with school staff and the Shakopee community, the school counselors will help all students be successful life-long learners in a diverse world.



How Can We Help? 


As school counselors, we’re here to help your child be successful in school, and we do so by supporting your child’s academic, social/ emotional and college/career development. To meet these needs we teach lessons in your child’s classes, facilitate small groups, and meet individually to provide brief, solution-focused counseling and interventions. Here are some examples of how we do this:

 

Academic Development 

  • Grade checks
  • Individual plan and goal setting
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Study Skills
  • Academic resources
  • Registration and scheduling
  • Intervention planning

Social/Emotional Development
We can provide a safe, non-judgmental space to process:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Self-esteem/self-image
  • Sadness
  • Grief / loss
  • Stress management 
  • Peer and family relationships
  • Equity, identity and culture
  • Basic needs and resources
  • Individual safety

College/Career Development

  • Quarterly school-wide Connect to College & Career activities
  • Career exposure and exploration through classroom lessons with each grade level 
  • Indivdual college exposure and exploration
  • High School and post-secondary preparation
  • Resume building

 

 Richter Gerster

 

Erin Richter

Students with the last name A-L

 Contact:

erichter@shakopee.k12.mn.us

952.496.5739

 

Amy Gerster

Students with the last name M-Z

 Contact:

agerster@shakopee.k12.mn.us

952.496.5723


DISTANCE LEARNING SUPPORT:
 For more information please visit the “COVID-19 Resources” tab on the left



The mission of the Shakopee School Counseling Program is to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program that encourages the highest level of student achievement through their growth in academic, college/career and personal/social domains.  In partnership with school staff and the Shakopee community, the school counselors will help all students be successful life-long learners in a diverse world.



How Can We Help? 


As school counselors, we’re here to help your child be successful in school, and we do so by supporting your child’s academic, social/ emotional and college/career development. To meet these needs we teach lessons in your child’s classes, facilitate small groups, and meet individually to provide brief, solution-focused counseling and interventions. Here are some examples of how we do this:

 

Academic Development 

  • Grade checks
  • Individual plan and goal setting
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Study Skills
  • Academic resources
  • Registration and scheduling
  • Intervention planning

Social/Emotional Development
We can provide a safe, non-judgmental space to process:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Self-esteem/self-image
  • Sadness
  • Grief / loss
  • Stress management 
  • Peer and family relationships
  • Equity, identity and culture
  • Basic needs and resources
  • Individual safety

College/Career Development

  • Quarterly school-wide Connect to College & Career activities
  • Career exposure and exploration through classroom lessons with each grade level 
  • Indivdual college exposure and exploration
  • High School and post-secondary preparation
  • Resume building