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Welcome to Mrs. Hood's School Counseling page!

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Hello Kennedy Cubs!  My name is Mrs. Shanna Hood, and I am excited to be be your school counselor at Kennedy Elementary School! 

I am at Kennedy on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's. On the other days, I am the school counselor at Jefferson Elementary School.

My job as an elementary school counselor is to provide comprehensive counseling services to promote academic, personal/social, and career development through classroom lessons, small groups, and individual counseling. ISD 77 school counselors are a part of the Response to Intervention (RTI) multi-tiered support system to ensure all students are provided the support they need to be successful in school.

I truly enjoy working with all students and am privileged to be able to support student learning by helping students with their social, emotional, friendship, family change, and mental health needs.

If you have any questions or would like to visit about your child, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I can be reached during the day by calling the main office and asking to speak with the school counselor, or before or after school I can be reached on my direct line.  I am also always available via email.

It is going to be a great year Kennedy Cubs!


Mrs. Hood

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About Me

I attended Gustavus Adolphus College for my B.A. degree, and then I went to UW-Stout and simultaneously completed two programs to obtain both my Ed.S. degree in school psychology and MS.Ed. in school counseling.   I started my career as a 7th-9th grade school counselor and school psychologist in Pine City, MN.  After my husband, Drew, and I moved to Mankato, I worked for a few years in another dual role in Mankato Area Public Schools as an assessment specialist and school psychologist.  In 2013 I jumped at the opportunity to work as an elementary school counselor, and I served both Washington and Eagle Lake Elementary schools.  My husband and I have two loving children, Lauren and Gabe. When I am not at work, you will find me spending time and doing activities with my family.