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Counselor’s Corner

BraunMy name is Cathy Braun, and I am happy to introduce myself as the School and Family Counselor at Fellows Elementary School.

I grew up in Northwood, Iowa, which is a small town near the Minnesota border.  I received my teaching degree from Iowa State University in 1989, and my school counselor’s degree from Drake University in 1999.  My husband, Rob and I decided to make Ames our home after graduating in 1989.

After spending a short time teaching sixth grade at Gilbert Elementary School, I decided to stay home and raise my twin daughters and son.  In 2008, I was excited to venture out and start my elementary counseling career at Fellows. I have been here ever since! I am really enjoying my role as a student and family advocate.

As the counselor, I am part of a team working with parents, school staff, and community resources to help create a caring and supportive place for our children. I help students overcome barriers in their academic, social, and emotional growth by providing prevention and intervention services.

My spare time is spent with my family and friends, traveling, and cheering on the Cyclones. My husband is a plumbing contractor in Ames.  Jackie and Jordyn graduated from Ames High School in 2014 and are attending DMACC.  Jared is starting high school this coming year.  We spend a lot of time sitting at football and basketball games and track meets!

I am here to serve the children, the parents and our wonderful staff. I am available for listening, talking, helping, and so much more.

Contact: Cathy Braun | 515-239-3765 |


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