School Counselors

CHS School Counselors

Who We Are:

Professional School Counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career and personal/ social development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. Professional school counselors are employed in elementary, middle/junior high and high schools; in district supervisory positions; and counselor education positions. Professional school counselors serve a vital role in maximizing student success (Lapan, Gysbers, & Kayson, 2007; Stone & Dahir, 2006). Through leadership, advocacy and collaboration, professional school counselors promote equity and access to rigorous educational experiences for all students.

Professional school counselors support a safe learning environment and work to safeguard the human rights of all members of the school community (Sandhu, 2000) and address the needs of all students through culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs that are a part of a comprehensive school counseling program (Lee, 2001). The American School Counselor Association recommends a school-counselor-tostudent ratio of 1:250.

What We Do:

We help students in the following areas:




The Professional School Counselor’s Role

Professional school counselors have a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling, meet the state certification/ licensure standards and abide by the laws of the states in which they are employed. They uphold the ethical and professional standards of ASCA and other applicable professional counseling associations and promote the development of the school counseling program based on the following areas of the ASCA National Model: foundation, delivery, management and accountability. (

Leah Zimmerman   Hello! My name is Leah Zimmerman and I am a School Counselor at CHS. I am currently in my 6th School Year here. Before coming to Crookston I completed my Masters in Education with a focus in K-12 School Counseling. I have a Bachelors Degree in Music. I am married to Mr. Zimmerman a Social Studies teacher at CHS and we have a 5 month old daughter Thea. 

Leah Zimmerman

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