Welcome to the Postville School Counseling website. Please continue to check the sidebar items, they will be updated often. If you need anything, please feel free to contact one of us from the guidance department. We look forward to helping students and parents with any needs that may arise. 

Mrs. Bushman (K-6 Counselor)                      Mr. Gaylor  (K-6 Part-Time Counselor)                
mbushman@postville.k12.ia.us                     kgaylor@postville.k12.ia.us
(563) 864-7651 ext. 288                                    (563) 864-7651 ext. 235                                                                                                                    
Mrs. Mauss (7-12 Counselor)                             
(563) 864-7651 ext. 425                                      

 Postville School Counseling Beliefs

The Postville School Counseling Department operates under the belief that:

  • All students can achieve at high levels equipped with skills they have learned through lessons, groups, and activities.

  • We believe individual students possess within them the power to control quality, growth, and satisfaction in their lives.

  • We believe each student is unique and has special abilities, talents, and interests that must be recognized and nurtured.

  • We believe that the school counselor will be a strong advocate for every student.

  • We believe that all work of school counselors is guided by ethical standards and decisions.

  • We believe all students must be prepared to function in a rapidly changing, global society.

  • We believe in ongoing evaluation of service delivery that is data-driven and responsive to the needs of our diverse community.

  • We believe a successful program requires the support and participation of all school personnel, parents, guardians, outside agencies, and the community at large.

Postville School Counseling Vision Statement

   The students at Postville Community School District are well prepared to meet the challenges and high expectations of the 21st century. All students participate in a rigorous, student-centered learning environment so each student can reach his or her fullest potential supported by the school counseling program. The school counseling program builds a bridge and strengthens partnerships between the school, family and community. As successful, productive citizens, our students make a positive difference in our school and community.

Postville School Counseling Mission Statement

   The Postville Community School District school counseling program is committed to working collaboratively with all students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members to promote the healthy and safe development of each student’s academic, career and social/emotional needs to become successful lifelong learners in a diverse, global society.