Counseling Center


This February, we are celebrating love, kindness, and relationships. Students in Sources of Strength will be leading activities to promote connection and inclusion. Please join in our celebration by completing acts of kindness every day this month.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.

South Counseling has a nationally recognized comprehensive program that serves ALL students. Counseling services are provided on an individual basis, in small groups and in a classroom setting. Counselors are also available to support communication between parents and teachers. South Junior High's School Counselors provide services in the following areas: Academic, Social Emotional, College/Career

7th Grade Counselor

Lea Sose
Hello 7th graders! I am excited to work with you during the 2021-22 school year and to be apart of your junior high school journey. Please feel free to reach out to me for any academic/social emotional/college&career support. A little bit about me- I am in my third year as a school counselor at South. I enjoy hiking, jogging, swimming, and spending time with my fiance and our English Creme (golden) retriever pup! Fun fact about me: I am a former bobcat!
Boise State UniversityBachelors in Communication
Boise State University Master of Arts in Counseling School Counseling/LPC

8th Grade Counselor

All I can say is, what a learning experience 2020-21 was for all! I for one am SO HAPPY its over and hope the start to the 2021-22' school year has minimal challenges to overcome...either way I am here to assist you and your student with questions and concerns. The best way to reach me is via email or clicking on the little blue square at the bottom of the screen to let me know you would like to talk.
A little about me...I enjoy watching movies, spending time with my wife and three boys, or playing soccer and golf.
Coe CollegeBusiness Administration and Psychology
Northwest Nazarene UniversitySchool Counseling / LPC

9th Grade Counselor

Molly McMillan
Hello! Welcome to 8th grade! I am sure 2020-21 will be a memorable year for all of us. Please connect with me if you need emotional or academic support or just to say "Hi!" We will make it a great school-year and remember the best is yet to come! A little about me - I enjoy playing tennis, biking, hiking, and creating with my fun husband and our two dynamic children.
The College of IdahoSpanish and Education
Northwest Nazarene UniversitySchool Counseling/LPCEducational Leadership

South Student Services Support Team

School Nurse

Carrie Gingrich
Hi Bobcats! I miss you all and I can't wait to get to see your shining/smiling eyes! Working with kids has been a dream of mine my whole life. I was dubbed "Family Nurse" growing up in a big family with seven kids. My dad worked in a sawmill and got lots of slivers and miscellaneous minor injuries. My four older brothers were always getting hurt (rough-housing, playing sports, hunting, outdoor fun!) so I was often recruited to help with the small stuff. My sisters were a little less active so not much happened to us or Mom.
I am an avid outdoor lover. I enjoy the mountains and the rivers in Idaho and try to be out in them as much as I can. I have a wonderful husband, five daughters, and nine grandchildren. We all like to go camping together and it's never a dull moment during the year with all the birthday gatherings~which are a big thing in our family!
Anyway, I really miss you guys and I'm hoping we can be back at school soon!


Terrie Sturges
Hello Bobcats!!! I can't wait for the day when I get to see your smiling faces again. It's going to be a crazy year, but we will get there. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will answer them or get you in touch with the right person to answer them.
A little about me: I love South! This is my 14th year here. I have 3 kids and 9 grandchildren. I love to cook/bake, read and spend time with family playing kickball with an exercise ball!!! And of course seeing all my south bobcats every weekday!!

Social Worker

Gia Trotter

School Psychologist

Travis Peterson
What's up Bobcats! I know times are challenging. I'm here to support mental health, learning, and behavior to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally during this unique time. A bit of information about me. I'm in my 6th year at South. I split my time with Grace Jordan Elementary as well.
Personally, I have a couple of kids, pound dogs and a wife. My interests are fishing, exploring the mountains in my UTV, and backpacking. Hang in there. We'll eventually get back to normal!