Counseling

Providing support to our school community by fostering an inclusive, collaborative environment.

Counseling Staff is available 8:15AM-4:15PM on school days.

Please send all record requests to the Counseling Office

Phone: 651-653-2881    Fax: 651-407-7632

As counselors, we support our school community through pro-active, developmentally appropriate programming in the areas of social/personal, academic, and college/career readiness. Our role is to foster an inclusive, collaborative environment where all students can become successful members of society.  We loop with the students throughout their middle school experience which allows us to build rapport and best support them over the three years.

Do you need to speak with your school counselor? 

 Please use the link to sign up for a counseling appointment. Once you've selected an appointment time, you will be sent an email confirmation of your appointment. 

Ms. Bristow: Students Last Names A - G 

Mrs. Moreau: Students Last Names H - N

Mrs. Schmitz: Students Last Names O - Z

JILL BRISTOW

JILL BRISTOW

SCHOOL COUNSELOR, LEADERSHIP (BLDG) - GUIDANCE
Central Middle School

Last Name Beginning with A-G 

Jill grew up in Bemidji, Minnesota and has worked as a School Psychologist and School Counselor for 18 years in both Minnesota and Southern California. She joined the Central Middle School team in 2012. When not working, Jill enjoys spending time with family, traveling, hiking and camping.

CALLI MOREAU

CALLI MOREAU

SCHOOL COUNSELOR
Central Middle School

Last Name Beginning with H-N 

Calli has been a school counselor at Central Middle School since 2013. She received her undergraduate degree from Bethel University and her Master's in School Counseling from Adams State University. Calli and her husband are proud parents of two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and working in her yard. 

KAREN SCHMITZ

KAREN SCHMITZ

SCHOOL COUNSELOR
Central Middle School

Last Name Beginning with O-Z 

Karen has worked as a school counselor in the White Bear Lake Area Schools since 2005. Karen is also licensed as an elementary teacher and taught at the fourth and fifth grade levels for nine years prior to working in White Bear. In free time, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband Mason and two children.

ERIKA KELLY-KENNEDY

ERIKA KELLY-KENNEDY

PSYCHOLOGIST
Central Middle School

Erika has been a School Psychologist in the White Bear Lake School District since 2013 and joined the Central team in 2017.  Previously, she was a School Psychologist in Washington State for several years.  She received her undergraduate degree from Northern Michigan University and her Master's and Education Specialist degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  In her free time, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and gardening.

JENNIFER FUNK

JENNIFER FUNK

CHEMICAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Jennifer grew up in Iowa and moved to Minneapolis eight years ago. She loved it so much that she's stayed since then! She is very excited to be at Central Middle School this year! She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bethel University and her Addiction Studies Certificate from the University of Minnesota. She has been working in the chemical dependency field for the past four years. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to new places, and anything active during all the seasons! 

AIMEE NELSEN

AIMEE NELSEN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Central Middle School

Aimee grew up in Michigan, but has been a Minnesotan for 15 years. She earned her Bachelor's degree from UW - Eau Claire, and joined the team at Central Middle School in 2015. Aimee enjoys running, painting, reading, and traveling with her husband, two boys, and their dog.