High School Counselor

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Meet Our Counselor

I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you and your family. My name is Mrs. Wibstad and I am the new school counselor at Oakes High School (7-12th grade). I am excited and honored to be joining this amazing team of educators and staff. I look forward to meeting you and your student(s) and to helping your student(s) succeed in meeting their own personal goals for this school year and beyond.

A little background on myself. I grew up in Boise, ID and moved to North Dakota to attend the University of Jamestown (Go Jimmies!) I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and went on to work in corrections as a Correctional Officer, Case Manager, and Counselor Tech for four years. I went back to school with Capella University and received my Master’s Degree in School Counseling.

At Oakes High School, my involvement with the students takes place in several ways. Some of these include: providing individual/group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, collaboration with parents/guardians, and connecting the students to our community. My mission is to advocate for the students in their academic, career, and personal/social development where ever I can.

All students have the opportunity to meet with me, as needed. I am also available to meet with parents. Please feel free to contact me at (701) 742- 3234 ext. 326 or at janelle.wibstad@k12.nd.us if you have any questions or concerns.


Janelle Wibstad

Oakes High School