This year the Gladbrook Reinbeck high school district hired some new teachers. We have an addition of two new teachers. One of them happens to be our new guidance counselor, Ariel Patton.
Before she came to GR she was the admissions counselor at UNI. She also has experience from substitute teaching in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo schools. As the counselor her job is to focus on three main areas of need for students: academic needs, college/career planning needs, and personal/social needs.
In these first couple week of school, she has been working hard to meet individually with each student in the school. She has been giving students a college and career planning checklist specific to their year in school. This month she plans on taking some juniors and some seniors to a college fair at UNI. If you have any questions for your child whether that be about their schooling, social problems, or just to say hi, you can stop in her office anytime.