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Welcome to the Wachter Counseling Office Site

The primary goal of the counseling program is the personal development of the individual. By helping students explore available options and the possible outcomes resulting from these options, the counselors will help students feel more confident in making decisions concerning their development:
  1. Personally
  2. Academically
  3. Socially
The counselors will use individual and group counseling while endeavoring to promote personal growth by (1) helping the student understand and accept himself/herself as an individual by developing an awareness of unique ideas, feelings, values and needs in a complex society, (2) furnishing various forms of information and resources to deal with a particular student's educational needs , and (3) providing an opportunity to learn how to interact positively with fellow students through communication, listening, understanding and accepting others.

The Counselors work directly with the faculty, students, and the students' parents/guardians to facilitate academic success and personal development of the students at Wachter Middle School.

Dr. Schmeling
Dr. Schmeling

Phone: 701-323-4663
Email: Dr. Schmeling

Dr. Schmeling has been a counselor at Wachter Middle School since 1998. Prior to coming to WMS she worked at Riverside and Rita Murphy Elementary Schools in Bismarck as an elementary counselor. She had additional experience as a teacher and counselor from Moorhead High School, University of Mary, and United Tribes Technical College/Theodore Jamerson Elementary School. Dr. Schmeling has a bachelor and masters degree from NDSU and a Ph.D. in Education Leadership from UND.

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Mrs. Schlecht

Email: Kacie Schlecht

Mrs. Schlecht has been a counselor at Wachter Middle School since 2010. She graduated from University of Mary with her B.S. in Social Behaviors and Science in 2008 and a M.S. in Counseling in 2010.

Mrs. Heid
Mrs. Heid

Phone: 701-323-4664
Email: Natalie Heid

Mrs. Heid graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Psychology in 2010 and a M.S. in Counseling in 2012. She spent her first year at Turle-Lake Mercer School as the K-12 counselor and has been at Wachter Middle School since 2013.

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