My name is Kimberly Elsberry, and I serve as the professional school counselor for grades 7-12. I started my position at Central Decatur in 2019. Prior to that, I was the K-12 school counselor at Murray Community School District for one year.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Northwest Missouri State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Child and Family Studies. I stayed at Northwest Missouri State University to complete my graduate program. I graduated in the spring of 2018 with a Master of Education in School Guidance and Counseling.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Sam and our son Boyd. Some of my hobbies include photography, creating Circut projects, traveling, helping with my family’s row crop farm, going on walks, and more.
This webpage is to serve as a resource for students, parents, and community members. Feel free to look around and explore the tabs linked above. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
WHAT DOES A SCHOOL COUNSELOR DO?
It can be difficult to describe the role of a school counselor and all of the tasks/responsibilities that go along with the position. The simplest explanation is that a school counselor helps support students in three content areas:
- Academic Development
2. Social/Emotional Development
3. Career Development
Check out the resources below to help better understand the role of a school counselor. Don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Elsberry if you have any further questions.