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Kathy Linke - School Counselor. 

I assist students in reaching goals in their academic, career, and personal/social aspects, with a focus on grades 7-12.  I attended three undergraduate colleges - Simpson College, Iowa  Western Community College, and Briar Cliff University where I completed a degree in Bachelors of Social Work.  I  completed my Master’s of Guidance and Counseling at Northwest Missouri State University.  My  husband Jon is the Director of DC and Fleet Operations for Earl May Seed and Nursery, son Ryan is the 7th/8th grade Band teacher at Creston Schools, and daughter Renae is completing her Master's in Science Education.  We live on a farm raising cattle and growing corn and soybeans.  I love camping, boating, thrill rides, motorcycling, cooking, listening/playing music, animals, trying new things, and having fun. 






Sara Tangeman - School Social Worker. 

My focus is on students in grades K-6, helping them to develop skills to be responsible, respectful, safe, positive leaders.







images.jpgMelissa Bonnes - School Interventionist

My focus is on students in grades 5 - 12, providing supports for attendance, academic, personal/social and family concerns.  













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Junior High- 712-379-3114
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