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Counselor’s Corner

forsterMy name is Karen Forster and I’m excited to be the School and Family Counselor at Kate Mitchell School.

I received my BSE in Elementary Education and my MS in Elementary Counseling at Central Missouri State University. This is my 24th year in education and my eighth year at Kate Mitchell.

In my spare time I like to read, travel and spend time with my family.

As the School and Family Counselor, I get the chance to work as a team with parents, school staff and community resources to help make school a caring and supportive place for our students.  I help students overcome barriers to their progress in academic and social/emotional growth by providing prevention and intervention services.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for assistance.

Contact: Karen Forster | 515-239-3775 |


MItchell 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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For more information check out our Counseling Website.

You will find community events, resources and parent information on our Weebly site here. 

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