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Counselor’s Corner

 School and Family Counselors at Sawyer Elementary School.

Dear families,

    We are grateful to be entering another school year with you and your children. First of all, thank you for your support in all that we do together this year. I believe that together we are stronger and our work can be more meaningful.

    I welcome conversations at any time and can be reached at Sawyer via phone or email (515-239-3790 or Referrals for school counseling services can be completed using the confidential Google Form found at the bottom of this page titled Family/Staff Counselor Referral form. Once you have completed and submitted the form, I will be in touch with you.

Thank you for your partnership. Together, we are better!


Steven Krugler (Sawyer Elementary Counslor) 

Contact: Steven Krugler | 515-239-3790 |

Melissa Stone K -1 Counslor 

Mellisa Stone

 | 515-239-3765 |

Hello and thank you for visiting our counseling site!  

My name is Melissa Stone and I am one of the school and family counselor split between Sawyer(Grades: K-1) and Meeker (Grades: 4-5). I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in mathematics and reading from Iowa State University. I also have a Master’s of Science degree in School Counseling (K-12) from Drake University. Before becoming a professional school counselor I was a classroom teacher for nine years within the Ames & Ankeny Community School Districts.  Although, I loved being a classroom teacher I knew my calling was to be a professional school counselor.

Having worked in the schools for the last 10 years I know there are many important skills our students learn as they grow throughout their educational careers and how difficult that can be sometimes. Our children are dealing with a lot more stressors, anxieties, and pressures in our changing world that we never had to deal with. We know academics are vital in a school, but school counselors work to incorporate social/emotional skills and career development within the schools as well. I will be in your child’s classroom all year, and may also work with them in a small group or individual setting. I am an advocate for each child and will do everything I can to help each child succeed.

I look forward to growing with you and your child this school year; please do not hesitate to ask any questions as they arise.  Also, please take some time to visit my school counseling website to check out lessons and activities we are doing in the classroom, information on child development, and information which may support you as a parent!

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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Family /Staff Counselor Referral Form

 School Counseling Student Referral Form 

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