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Counselor’s Corner

dealHello! My name is Kari Deal. I am the kindergarten through third grade School and Family Counselor at Meeker Elementary School.

I attended Iowa State University, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, majoring in Psychology with a minor of Child, Adult, and Family Services. In 2013, I graduated from Buena Vista University’s graduate program with a Master of Science in Education in School Guidance and Counseling. I will forever be loyal to my Cyclones though, bleeding cardinal and gold each game day!

As the School and Family Counselor at Meeker, I support students in a variety of ways. Every two weeks I deliver a counseling lesson to each of our fourteen kindergarten–third grade classrooms. These lessons are formed around the American School Counselor Association’s Mindsets and Behaviors. I also meet with students individually and in small groups to enhance skill sets needed for life. Additionally, I meet with parents/guardians, teachers, and other school personnel in order to coordinate support for our students.

I believe that if we work together as a team of adults, children will benefit. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact me so we can collaborate.

Contact: Kari Deal | 515-239-3770 |

Fellows Student and Family Advocate: Amber Franzeen

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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