Main Menu

Explore More

Counseling Office

Photo: GSA Safe Zone Triangle

Welcome to the St. Francis High School Counseling Department. All school counselors have a minimum of a Master's Degree in counseling and are licensed by the State of Minnesota. Counselors are available through individual appointments, group counseling activities, emails, and voicemail. Counselors offer support to examine your personal, social, career and/or academic issues; clarify your feelings, thoughts and behaviors; explore alternatives; and make decisions. For more information on school counselors, visit the Minnesota School Counselor Association or the American School Counselor Association.

The goals of counseling department are:
  • To provide respectful, meaningful services for every student
  • To provide safe, confidential support to all students
  • To help you understand and appreciate your uniqueness
  • To get along with others and still be your best self
  • To enhance skills to promote positive change
  • To have every senior graduate and develop a future plan

Counseling News


For quick questions send your counselor an email.

Need an Appointment?

Click on your counselors' appointment link to find a time that works for you.
When setting up your appointment, please add the following:

  1. Last Name
  2. First Name
  3. Cell Phone Number (in case of issues)

We look forward to meeting with you!

Connect with A counselor

School Counselors

Mr. Dereck Buss (Last Names A-Ha)
dereck.buss@isd15.org
763-213-1572
   Make an appointment with Mr. Buss   

Ms. Anna Ruel  (Last Names He-O)
anna.ruel@isd15.org
763-213-1574
    Make an appointment with Ms. Ruel   

Ms. Tammy Sworsky  (Last Names P-Z)
tammy.sworsky@isd15.org
763-213-1571
Make an appointment with Ms. Sworsky


College & Career Center

Dawn Abraham
College & Career Advisor 
763-213-1580
dawn.abraham@isd15.org

Make an Appointment with Ms. Abraham


Support Staff

Thea Svihel
Office Professional, Registrar
763-213-1590
thea.svihel@isd15.org
FAX 763.213.1691

Nancy Brunn
Registrar
763-213-1713
nancy.brunn@isd15.org