Dear Middle/High School Students and Parents:
My name is Erika Spear, and I am the school counselor for students in grades 8-12. I am now in my fifth year at Almond-Bancroft. For those of you that may not be aware of my background and role here at AB, I would like to take some time to introduce myself and explain some of the services I provide.
I received my undergraduate degree in Global Studies and Asian Languages and Literature from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. After receiving my degree, I worked in Human Resources for a software company in South Carolina. This experience allowed me to expand my knowledge and grow into an exceptional resource for students regarding their postsecondary opportunities and workplace expectations. I love to travel and learn about other cultures and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work and live in Japan. After moving back to Wisconsin, I worked as a Special Education Aide for at-risk high school students, identifying tools specific to their needs that encourages self-advocacy and success at school. I received my graduate degree in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Through my graduate program, I worked with students in grades K-12, as well as working as part of a student services team at one of the UW-College campuses.
Here at Almond-Bancroft, I work with students in grades 8-12. A few of the services that I provide are: Academic and Career Plans, individual counseling, college applications, financial aid, scholarships, classroom guidance lessons, and test prep.
I am available throughout the school year to meet with students and parents to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. You may contact me by phone or through email.
Have a great year!