Maple Grove Senior High Counseling Department

SCHOOL CODE 241-489 

Welcome to the Maple Grove Senior High School Counseling Website

We are a team of professionals providing individual and group supports. We encourage all students to get to know their school counselor.  Our counseling team is a straight split alphabetically, so your assigned counselor will be with you throughout your high school experience. 

To meet with your counselor or other student services staff, you will need to schedule an appointment. You can do that by  filling out a request here:  

Counseling Appointment Request

The appointment link can also be found by scanning the QR code found on posters throughout Maple Grove Senior High. 

Why should I see my School Counselor?

School counselors collaborate with students, families, community members and school personnel to assure that all students realize and integrate their academic, career and personal/social potential in order to develop and achieve an individualized vision of success.  We are trained to help students in the following areas. 
Personal/social support – School counselors help students with issues such as friendships or other social issues, family concerns, chemical use, eating issues, stress, depression, etc. When appropriate we help connect students and families with more specialized support and resources. 
Academic support – School counselors help students with academic organization, course planning,  identifying barriers to success, study skills, tutors and scheduling. We also help students examine credits more closely and help ensure students are on track for graduation.
College and career planning – School counselors help students identify their strengths and interests and align those with their career goals. We discuss future planning, support college exploration and application. We help students understand the connection between their academic learning, post-secondary education and their career goals. 

                                                                                                                        The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model.

Elizabeth (Beth) Goers

Counseling Secretary

Counseling is located in Student Services, behind the attendance window. You can make an appointment through the link above, or by scanning one of the QR codes found throughout the building. QR Codes can be found in every bathroom and in the locker areas. We do our best to schedule kids as quickly as possible.  Beth is a good first contact for enrollment questions. 

email:               phone:  763-391-8705                   Fax:  763-391-8720

If you need to reach the Enrollment Center, please call 763-585-7350 or visit the enrollment website:

If you are requesting records for a current student or a student that attended here within the last year, please contact our registrar Janine Andress at

If you are requesting records for a student that attended here prior to twelve months ago, please contact Kristin Johnson at

Jacquie Bair

Career Resource Center ESP

If you are a college or military recruiter, please contact Jacquie Bair in the Career Resource Center and she will coordinate a time for you to come into the building.    

email:                    phone:   763-391-8760

Counseling and Social Work

       Marin Thuen

Counselor: Last Names  A - Col 


    Michelle Benusa

Counselor: Last Names Com - Her


Anita Mulari

Counselor  Hes - Loc 


Sarah Vander Pol

Counselor: Loc - Mul


Heather Hernandez

Counselor  Mum - Ser 


Jennifer Hamel

Counselor: Last Names Ses - Z 


Kimberly Miskowiec 

Social Worker 


Michelle Pelzel

Student Assistance Counselor


Maple Grove Senior  High School Counseling Program Mission Statement:

The Maple Grove Senior High Counseling department supports students in their academic, social/emotional and career development pursuits so that all are given equitable opportunities, to achieve in the classroom, be successful in their communities, and to be lifelong learners.

Osseo K-12 School Counseling Department Mission Statement: 

Our mission as K-12 School Counselors in ISD 279 is to provide a developmentally appropriate comprehensive school counseling program for all students by working collaboratively with students, families, community, and staff. Licensed school counselors will support student success by providing the social, emotional and academic support students need to focus on their learning as well as goal setting and career development for their future.