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Edina High School recognizes that each student possesses unique interests, abilities and goals leading to diverse post-secondary and career opportunities.

Through a collaborative, tiered service delivery model, EHS supports all students in the acquisition of the educational and social competencies necessary to both achieve their full potential and engage in effective, responsible global citizenship.

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Class Sites

Find information-specifically for each class within the sites below.


EHS Counseling Model

Individual Planning

  • Student Contact (1:1 & Group)
  • Personalized Learning Advocate
  • Post-secondary Planning/Transition


Responsive Services

  • Resource Management
  • Service Referral
  • Liaison/Case Management
  • Academic/Personal/Social Support
  • Crisis Management

System Support

  • Site Leadership
  • Collaboration with Key Partners
  • Professional Development
  • Stakeholder Communication


Counselors partner with students, parents and teachers to make sure students are included, engaged and successful at school and in life. They provide support in a variety of ways, including registration and scheduling, peer mediation and conflict resolution, social-emotional learning, and managing academic programming.

Schedule a meeting with your counselor.

Nikki Plafcan
Grade 10 Last Name: A-Bre
Grade 11-12 Last Name: A-Cad


Mathew Caines  (Counselor Intern)
Grade 10 Last Name: Bri-Fa
Grade 11-12 Last Name: Cae-En


Susan Phetsamone
Grade 10 Last Name: Fe-H
Grade 11-12 Last Name: Eo-Hok


Lisa Burnham
Grade 10 Last Name: I-Mb
Grade 11-12 Last Name: Hol-Laq


Kristian Moe
Grade 10 Last Name: Mc-Om
Grade 11-12 Last Name: Lar-Mor


Sandy Schmidt
Grade 10 Success
Grade 11-12 Last Name: Mos-Rol

Julie Block
Grade 10 Last Name: On-Sh
Grade 11-12 Last Name: Rom-Swa


Dylan Hackbarth
Grade 10 Last Name: Si-Z
Grade 11-12 Last Name: Swb-Z


Natalie Golberg
Grade 9 Counselor Team 4, Team 5, Team 6

Angela Kieffer
Grade 9 Counselor, Team 1, Team 2, Team 3

Social Workers

Social workers at EHS work to provide services to students to improve their academic performance and to help enhance their emotional well-being. They also help connect families with resources within the community that will help to support them.

Laura Livesay, LICSW
Grade 10 Student Last Name: Mc-Z
Grades 11-12 Student Last Name: Lao-Z


Ebony Gums, LICSW
Grade 10 Student Last Name A-Mb
Grades 11-12 Student Last Name: A-Laq


Kristin Wetzel, LICSW
Grade 9

Andrew Kiel
Special Education Services
Edina Virtual Pathway


School Psychologists

School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

Annie Ormiston
Special Education Facilitator

Kaitlin Senn
School Psychologist

Nicole Cancialosi
School Psychologist

Chemical Health

Candi Davenport
Chemical Health Coordinator
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Counseling Office

Nancy Knutson
Grade 10 Student Last Name A-Mb
Grade 11-12 Student Last Name A-Laq
Grade 9

Allison Du Chateau
Grade 10 Student Last Name Mc-Z
Grade 11-12 Student Last Name Lar-Z

Molly Thuma
College & Career Center/Visit Scheduler

Michael Roddy 
504 Coordinator

Department Fax: 952-848-3119
High School Code: 240-708


District Mental Wellness Support

Fraser Mental Health Services

We are continuing our partnership with Fraser to provide school-based therapy this year. If you have questions about Fraser services, please contact your school support staff or the therapist assigned to your child's school.

Wellness Center

Student Contact Day Hours:

  • M – F: 6:30 AM – 8:15 AM
  • M – F: 8:15 AM – 3:16 PM (Open to student use if in student prep/flex block)
  • M – F: 3:16 PM – 5:15 PM

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