Cassie Acostacano - Counselor

Phone: 612-243-3031

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Cassie Acostacano - Counselor

I love working with the amazing students and staff at RCEP! I am continually impressed by the kindness, acceptance, loyalty, work ethic and perseverance our student body has displayed. I enjoy witnessing students growth through adolescent challenges into young adulthood. RCEP students face diversity and succeed. RCEP students are strong and capable. RCEP students are self-aware and goal oriented. RCEP students are inspirational.

At RCEP the school counselor works with closely with students to create a well thought out plan towards high school graduation and post secondary interests. Students are encouraged and supported in creating meaningful relationships with staff at both the high school and college level to ensure a support system is in place through the transition to higher education. The school counselor also supports students social/emotional needs and works with students, staff, and families to support the academic and personal growth of all students. The RCEP counseling model follows the ASCA Comprehensive School Counseling approach to address student needs in academic, career and social/emotional domains.

School counseling is a process of helping students by assisting them in making decisions and changing behavior. This process enables students to make changes in their lives by looking at their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and ways of getting along with others. School counseling can help students understand themselves better and make the best decisions for them. The overall goals are to develop a better awareness of feelings, make the most of strengths and abilities, and change behavior that is not working. Growth and change happen gradually through gaining insight into problems, deciding on a plan for change, and practicing new behaviors.

The RCEP counselor provides individual counseling and group information sessions addressing social/emotional, academic and postsecondary needs. The counselor also completes new student registration, student schedules, program transitions, consultations with parents and teachers, 504 case management, IEP referrals, referrals to outside agencies, and overall coordination of the school counseling program.

Any information a student shares with his/her counselor will remain confidential except in cases where he/she indicates the potential to harm him/herself or another individual. In addition, Minnesota law mandates us, along with all school staff, to report any allegations of child abuse/neglect.

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Phone: 612-243-3030

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Mr. Benjamin Krupnick - Social Studies

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Teresa Stadem - Language Arts

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Wendy Andersen - Science

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