Counseling Center

RHS Counseling Center


Our Mission 



The Ralston High School Counseling staff is dedicated to providing every student with the knowledge and skills necessary for academic success and personal growth. We are committed to helping students reach their full potential in academics, careers, personal and social skills in school and beyond. Our mission, as student advocates, is to provide a comprehensive guidance program to assist all students in becoming independent individuals with the knowledge and attitudes to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

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 Counseling Center Staff
Patricia Barker
  • Counseling Office Secretary
  • Phone:  402-898-3521
  • Email:
  • Michael Burling
  • Counselor for students with last names A-G
  • Assignments: Personal/Social, College/Careers, and 
  • Substance-Free Youth Coordinator
  • Phone:  402-898-3518
  • Email:
  • Jesika Maly
  • Counselor for students with last names H - P
  • Assignments: Personal/Social and Academics
  • Phone:   402-898-3517
  • Email:
  • Stacy Athow
  • Counselor for students with last names Q - Z 
  • Assignments: Director of Guidance Counseling, 
  • Academics, HAL/AP Coordinator, College Access
    Grant Administrator
  • Phone:  402-898-3523
  • Email:
  •  Laura Carlow
  • Coordinator for the College and Career Center 
  • Phone:  402-898-3525
  • Link to College and Career Center Web Site

    Counseling Center Hours

    7:30 - 4:30 Mon - Thurs
    7:30 - 4:00 Fri
    Ralston High School
    8969 Park Drive
    Ralston, NE 68127 
    Phone: 402-331-7373 
    Fax: 402-898-3511

    RHS Counseling Department Philosophy Statement

    • All students are capable of learning.
    • All students, when given proper support from the counseling program, can achieve success.
    • The Ralston High School Counseling program is flexible and open to meet the needs of all students, regardless of background or learning styles.
    • The Ralston High School Counseling staff is committed to providing excellent academic, career, personal and social services to all students.
    • The Ralston High School Counseling program is an integral part of the education program to support academic achievement.
    • As society changes, the Ralston High School Counseling program will be prepared to evaluate and adapt as needed.
    • The Ralston High School professional school counselors have a responsibility to advocate for systemic change, when current needs of the students are not being met.

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