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Counselors and Social Worker

Secondary counseling

Licensed middle and high school counselors provide support for the needs of all students in the areas listed below and follow guidelines established by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

  • Academic support and guidance
  • Career exploration
  • College planning
  • Personal and social development
  • Chemical counseling
  • Community resource referrals
  • Credit recovery advisement
  • Crisis intervention counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Goal setting
  • Mental health referrals
  • Staff and parent consultation
  • Student disability support
  • Support groups

Counselors design and implement comprehensive programs within their schools that are data-driven and results-focused, and work with students through individual meetings, small groups and classroom settings.

Effective school counseling programs provide increased student achievement, post-secondary school enrollments, improved attendance and test scores and higher academic grades.

About FRMS Counseling Resources

As school counselors, our mission is to promote academic achievement, personal/social growth and career exploration to empower all students to reach their full potential.

Academic Achievement - Our counselors are available to work with students, parents and teachers to help students overcome possible barriers to academic achievement. Counselors also work with students and parents to ensure that registration and transition processes are easily understood and effective.

Personal/Social Growth - FRMS counselors are available to meet with students for both individual and group counseling. Counselors also coordinate and facilitate the FRMS Olweus Anti-Bullying Program. This includes weekly classroom meetings to help students with peer relationships and decision-making.

Career Exploration - Our counselors help students explore career paths by implementing classroom career lessons at each grade level using Naviance % Family Connections, and MCIS-Jr.

Frequently Asked Questions

Other Resources

Dakota County Crisis Response call 952-891-7171; National Crisis Text Line text SCHOOL to 741741; Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Please refer to the resources on this page for assistance in dealing with mental health needs. You are encouraged to reach out to your school counselor, social worker, nurse or psychologist for additional support if needed. 

Worried about your mental health:

  • Dakota County Crisis Response: Call 952-891-7171
  • National Crisis Text Line: Text SCHOOL to 741741
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988 

Find additional mental health resources to meet your needs

Meet Our Team

6th Grade

Shannon Moore

Shannon Moore

Falcon Ridge Middle School

7th Grade

Alison Oosterhuis

Alison Oosterhuis

Falcon Ridge Middle School

8th Grade

Bridget Cordes

Bridget Cordes

Counselor-Middle School
Falcon Ridge Middle School

Social Worker

K Giddings

K Giddings

Social Worker
Falcon Ridge Middle School