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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

School Counselors

Jaymie Helle
(Last Names A-Ha)

Jill Salo
(Last Names He-O)

Tammy Sworsky
(Last Names P-Z)

Career Center

Dawn Abraham
College & Career Advisor 

Support Staff

Thea Svihel
Office Professional
FAX 763.213.1691

Nancy Brunn