MEET THE COUNSELORS
Mrs. Linda Anderson, NCC, NCSC, LPC
Mrs. Anderson is a full-time school counselor at Sunrise Elementary School. Linda received her B.S. degree in Home Economics Education from NDSU. After teaching in this field, she returned to North Dakota State University to complete a Masters of Education degree in School Counseling. She has worked as a school counselor in Hazen and several schools in Bismarck. Mrs. Anderson is a National Board Certified Counselor, a North Dakota Licensed Professional Counselor and a North Dakota Licensed Clinical Counselor. She is married and has two children.
Miss Marie St. Aubin, School Counselor
Ms. St. Aubin is part time school counselor at Sunrise and Prairie Rose elementary schools. Marie graduated high school from Towner, ND. She then attended Bismarck State College, Minot State College and most recently St. Cloud State University. She received her B.S. degree in elementary education and special education from Minot State University. Marie taught for two years in the Rugby Public School District and then went to St. Cloud State University and pursued a Masters in School Counseling. Marie has worked in the Bismarck Public School District since 2011. She lives in Bismarck with her son.
Counselors are available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Since email is only checked periodically and during school hours, please use e-mail only to arrange a meeting or phone conversation.
Phone Number: (701) 323-4300
Fax Number: (701) 323-4405
All students will have the academic, social, and personal skills to be career, college and community ready.
To educate, support and advocate for all students so they are career, college and community ready.
As a school counselors at Sunrise Elementary School we believe:
- All students can achieve with proper support, care, and guidance.
- All students are valuable and should be treated with dignity and respect.
- All students should have an opportunity to learn and achieve with fair access to resources, support, and a rigorous curriculum to maximize their full potential.
- All students have the right to participate in a school counseling program that is comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, and developmental in nature.
- All students should be provided with a school counseling program that is based on the ASCA mindsets, behaviors, and ethical standards.
- All students should have timely access to school counseling services provided by a licensed professional school counselor.
- The home, school, and community share responsibility for the education and success of students.
Elementary school years set the tone for developing healthy, competent and confident learners. It is also a time when students begin to develop an understanding of self and attitudes and skills for interacting with others. At Sunrise, school counselors work with parents, school staff and the community to design programming that positively impacts the social/emotional, academic, and career development of all students. They provide education, prevention, and early intervention through a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program.
School counseling is brief in nature. The school counselor is available to address the specific concerns of students through individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation with teacher, parents, and community agencies. The school counselor is available to coordinate programming with a community agency if therapy if desired.