Meet the MNOHS Counseling Department
Britt (left) with her sister and cousin hiking in the mountains in Colorado.
|Britt Pennington graduated with a B.A. in Sociology (minor in Special Education) from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. After working in the non-profit world for 2 years Britt earned her Master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. During her graduate coursework Britt was an intern at Phoenix Alternative High School in Minneapolis, Northeast Middle School in Minneapolis, and Fernbrook Elementary school in Maple Grove. These internship experiences gave Britt the opportunity to work with diverse groups of students in a variety of school communities. Making a positive impact on the lives of students is Britt's passion and she is excited to begin another year as a School Counselor at MN Online High School. Britt feels fortunate to work in such a unique educational setting and is especially energized by the fact online learning gives students with a variety of life experiences the chance to earn their high school diploma. Outside of work Britt enjoys playing hockey and soccer, training for the Twin Cities marathon, reading, watching movies, and laughing with friends and family. |
Monica with her husband celebrating life!
|Monica Potter has worked as a Counselor at MNOHS since 2009. She holds a M.S.E. in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a B.A. in Psychology from Emmanuel College. Monica is an avid knitter who loves spending time with family and friends. She also is passionate about traveling and discovering “hidden gems” in fine dining, throughout the state and country. Monica loves her job as a school counselor and feels that high school is an exciting and intense time for students and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with students as they move through this time in their lives. In particular, Mrs. Potter, enjoys working with students to explore their present and future possibilities, whether it is helping students find direction in their courses currently, or helping them plan out a career or college path, Mrs. Potter is willing to help students discover and achieve their goals. |