School Counselor

Hello! My name is Mrs. Pesch and I am LCA’s School Counselor.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee and my Masters from Concordia University in 2002. I joined the LCA team in August of 2018.

There are many aspects to the school counseling program at Lake Country Academy. I have the most contact with students through classroom guidance lessons. These lessons are held every other week for 30 mins. Topics include feelings, peer relations (bullying, conflict resolution), decision making, protective behaviors (staying safe), and career awareness. I also work with students individually, either meeting with them on a regular basis or as issues come up. At times, small groups are offered for students that are in similar situations or have similar needs. For example, Rainbow Kids is for children who have experienced a loss or change in their family dynamic. I use a positive and proactive approach to help students achieve success at school and I am a resource for students, staff, and families.

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns you may have for your student.

Mrs. Lynda Pesch

Helpful Info

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The Buddy Bench is a playground resource that any student can use. It is where they sit if they are lonely, want someone to play with or are looking for something new to do at recess. K-2nd graders have practiced approaching and talking to a student on the bench and students on the bench practiced a response. If your child happens to complain about nothing to do a recess, or no one to play with, please remind them that the buddy bench is there just for that purpose. All students are encouraged to keep an eye on the bench so that they can go over and help out should someone be there.

Xello is an interactive career guide used by SASD to help prepare our students for their future. Xello uses various assessments to match students with the best-fitting careers. From here, students are able to explore in-depth occupational profiles about a variety of careers.

What Parents Need to Know About Bullying is a series of videos on the topic of bullying, including ways to handle different types of bullying situations that may affect your child whether at school, at home, or in the community.

What is 2-1-1?

2-1-1 connects the caller to a specialist who can assess the caller’s needs and link the caller to the right solution using a comprehensive database of services—federal, state, and local; government and nonprofit.

Whether in times of personal crisis or natural disaster, 2-1-1 is committed to being the first, most essential resource to anyone who needs help for themselves, loved ones, or clients.

Access services by dialing 2-1-1. An information specialist is waiting to talk at any time—365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Academic and Career Planning (ACP) is intended to equip students and their families with the tools necessary to make more informed choices about postsecondary education, training, careers for life after high school. Starting in Pre K we explore the different jobs that are available out in the world. Students are encouraged to think about aspects of a job that they might like, as well as aspects they know they would dislike. As they get older they consider their interests and aptitudes as they relate to career choices. Considering school subjects they enjoy as well has how much post-high school schooling they desire can also help narrow down the options