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Counselor’s Corner

sassmanHi, I’m Pamela Sassman.  I’m the School and Family Counselor at Edwards Elementary School.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1987 and my M.Ed. from ISU in 2000. I began my career in education as an elementary school classroom teacher in Los Angeles, Calif. I transitioned to school counseling in 2001, and have enjoyed that position in the elementary school setting ever since.

Besides working with Edwards students and their families since 2011, I enjoy bicycling, playing tennis and swimming with my daughters, as well as baking, reading fiction on my porch, and spending the summer months outdoors growing a large variety of flowers in my garden.

Contact: Pamela Sassman | 515-239-3760 |


Edwards Student and Family Advocate: Anna Fagervik

The Student and Family Advocate is available to support students by identifying and addressing student mental health needs, providing crisis intervention, and teaching social/emotional skill development. The Student and Family Advocate provides individualized student support, promotes student engagement and acts as a liaison between school, parents and community resources to maximize education opportunities to each child. The Student and Family Advocate also serves as a point person to parents and guardians to support them in accessing community resources to address student or family needs.

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