Hi! My name is Ashley Shivers and I am the school counselor at Collins Maxwell Elementary. I received my masters from the University of Iowa and I have two years of experience being an elementary school counselor in rural districts. Before that, I was a social worker working with mental health agencies and residential treatment. I am excited to be at Collins Maxwell this year and work with the staff and students here.

About me:

I am married with 3 kids. We love spending time as a family. We enjoy riding bikes, swimming, traveling, spending time with family, and my kids enjoy being on my in laws farm. I enjoy reading, cooking and baking, being active and watching sporting events.

We recently went to Disney World and it has been our favorite trip as a family!

As your school counselor...

I will be seeing your student every week for 9 week sections to teach Guidance lessons. I will be using the Second Step curriculum and teaching skills for learning, empathy, emotion management, and problem solving skills.

I will be leading a group of student council. I look forward to working with these students to continue to improve their leadership abilities as well as improving Collins Maxwell as a whole.

I will be meeting with students in groups and individually. Please feel free to contact me if you have concerns with your student or feel they need some extra support.

I will be working closely with the PBIS team as we strive to improve the culture and climate of Collins Maxwell. We want all students to feel welcome and safe at school and to support ALL student learning. For more information:

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Congratulations to our Student Council: 2017-2018

President: Austin Boege

Vice President: Cypress Erickson

Secretary: Jayden Peters

Treasurer: Hope Heidemann

Student Council Representatives 2017-2018


Dalton Martin

Steven Reisdorf

Kaylee Atwood

Jackson Waters


Kalista Kinshaw

Gage Swaab

Emmaleah Kahler

Joel Waters

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions you have about your students or school. I can be reached at:

641-385-2446 EXT 2130

Student Council: 2017-2018