Gilbert Middle School
Guidance & Counseling Site

The purpose of this page is to provide students, parents and the Gilbert community with information regarding the Guidance and Counseling program at Gilbert Middle School.  Use the links provided at the left to learn more.  Please contact Mr. Danilson if you have questions regarding guidance activities and/or curriculum.

Our Mission:

The mission of Gilbert's Guidance & Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that provides all students with the skills for academic achievement, personal and professional fulfillment, and to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.

Our Philosophy and Beliefs:

Counselors at Gilbert Community School District believe all students have dignity and worth, all students have the right to participate in the school-counseling program, and all students K-12 shall have access to a full-time, state-certified school counselor to deliver the counseling program.

The Gilbert Community School Counseling Program will be planned, coordinated, and managed by school counseling team in conjunction with other school, parent, or guardian and community representatives; be comprehensive in scope, developmental in design, and preventative in nature. This includes facilitating work in academic, career, and personal/social domains; and will use data to drive program development, direction, and evaluation including activities targeting under-served student populations.

All counselors in the Gilbert Community School District will be student-focused and driven by the desire to know and work with all students to help them become more productive members of society, participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school-counseling program, and abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association.

About the Counselor
Mr. Danilson is the Professional School Counselor at Gilbert Middle School.  He is a member of the American School Counselor Association, the Association For Middle Level Educationand the Iowa School Counselor Association.  He earned his Master's Degree in Counselor Education from Iowa State University.  When he is not at school, Mr. Danilson likes to spend time with his family, exercise, and cheer on his favorite teams -- the Iowa State Cyclones and the New York Giants