High School Counselor

Resources and Information:

College (ACT; Scholarships)

Career

Personal/Social

Meet Our Counselor

 Mrs. Jody Breker lives on Clear Lake, at Lake City, South Dakota.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Consumer Science Education from North Dakota State University, a Master’s Degree in Education Counseling also from North Dakota State University.  She has spent most of her career as a K-12 School Counselor at Sargent Central School and Career Resource Coordinator at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. She has a lifelong passion for Career and Technical Education and is looking forward to her role as 7-12 Counselor for OPS. Jody Breker is married to Jeff Breker, both lifelong residents of Sargent County. They farm and ranch, east of Havana, ND and they have three grown children and 3 grandchildren.  She enjoys playing with grandbabies, traveling, golf, maintaining yard and flowers, watercolor painting, and walking the dog.

OHS Counseling Program Vision:

Through a compassionate counseling program students at Oakes High School will gain the resiliency to overcome challenges throughout their lives and the knowledge and skills to be successful in all their goals.

OHS Counseling Program Mission:

Oakes High School’s school counseling program provides a comprehensive program that follows national models and evidence-based practice to assist students in their academic, career, and personal/social development to better prepare them for tomorrow’s world.

OHS Counseling Program Goals:

I. Planning and Preparation

Goal: To plan classroom guidance lessons formed around the ASCA National Standards, that cover all three domains (academic, career, personal/social), and give these lessons monthly throughout the year to all 7-12th grade students.

II. Counseling

Goal: To conduct needs assessments and collaborate with staff to better understand needs of the students and provide individual/group counseling and guidance lessons in areas of need.

Goal: To create a system that allows for better means for me to see the students/them to see me.

III. Family and Community Outreach

Goal: To become a main point of contact for families and the community regarding student(s) at the high school and utilize them to meet the needs of students.

IV. Professional Responsibilities

Goal: To keep up on current professional knowledge by attending workshops/conferences where I can build network opportunities and utilize this within the school.