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Mandan Elementary Counselor's Office
Mandan Counseling Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Mandan Public School Counseling Program is to promote the development of productive and responsible citizens by ensuring the academic, career, and personal/social growth of all students. In partnership with parents and school personnel, the counseling program provides programs and services to enhance the educational process of all students.
What does an elementary school counselor do?

Counselors provide a variety of services to students and schools. Large group guidance lessons are provided in the classroom regularly. Topics include friendship skills, bullying, handling conflict, anger management, stress management, goal-setting, academic success, and career education.

We also provide short-term individual counseling to students. Occasionally our students need assistance with certain developmental challenges. We might see students if they are experiencing trouble making friends, grief or loss of a loved one, a divorce or separation in the family, moving, or a variety of other issues.

Depending on the school and the need, small group counseling sessions may be available to provide students with help and support with peers. Group topics might include friendship skills, anger management, changing families, study skills, or self-esteem.

Counselors are available for consultation with parents and teachers regarding a student’s social, emotional, academic or behavioral concerns. We are also happy to refer to community agencies and services for extra help and support.

Please contact your school counselor with specific questions about services offered or with any concerns about your child.

- Mandan Elementary Counselors
Counselors' Contact Info
Pam VanBeek
Lewis & Clark Elementary
pam.vanbeek@msd1.org
701.751.6505

Darlene Laqua
Fort Lincoln Elementary
darlene.laqua@msd1.org
701.751.6504

Dustin Moser
Mary Stark Elementary
dustin.moser@msd1.org
701.751.6506

Catherine Stack
Custer Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary
catherine.stack@msd1.org
Custer: 701.751.6503
Roosevelt: 701.751.6507
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