Welcome to the Powell Middle School
Counseling Office Website!
Mrs. Wenke and Mrs. Fitzgerald follow the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. The mission of the Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to meet the individual needs of ALL students in the areas of Academic, Personal/Social and Career/Vocational development.
The model for school counseling is comprehensive in scope, developmental in nature and preventative in design. The counseling program takes into account the development of students and what they may be experiencing, and this understanding aids in the communication among parents/guardians, students, school, and the community.
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Powell Middle School Counseling Staff
Mrs. Wenke was born and raised in Park County. She attended the University of Wyoming, earning her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She went on to further her education at Montana State University in Bozeman. Mrs. Wenke graduated with her Master of Education in school counseling.
Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog named Trout. Mrs. Wenke also enjoys refinishing furniture and spending time outside.
Mrs. Fitzgerald was born and raised in Wisconsin, where she attended college and graduated with her Bachelor of Science-College of Education/Human Services Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin. After graduating, she was hired as a High School Science teacher and remained in that position for ten years. While teaching and coaching volleyball and basketball, she went on to earn her Masters of Science in Education-School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin. Mrs. Fitzgerald was a K-12 School Counselor for ten years before moving to Powell in 2013.
Mrs. Fitzgerald is married and has three sons. She enjoys spending time at her ranch where she raises Quarter Horses, is an avid Packer and Wisconsin Badger fan, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Brenda Sessions was born and raised in Powell, WY. She attended Powell schools where she met her husband of 19 years. They have two daughters, who also attend school in Powell – one at Southside Elementary and one at Powell High School. Brenda has worked at the middle school for 7 years. She loves the kids and enjoys seeing them grow from year to year. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, card making, gardening, and spending time with her family.
I was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. I have lived in Long Island, New York, Lexington, South Carolina, Knoxville, Tennessee, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and finally Powell, Wyoming (my favorite). My husband Kim and I are proud parents of boy-girl twins, Grant and Natalie. I am Christian. I enjoy reading, gardening, being outside, watching sports in person and on TV, laughing, and going on adventures with my husband and kids!
I have a passion for working with youth! It is such an important time for them and I love helping them discover their individuality and reach for their potential. I believe in life-long learning so by working with our youth, I, in turn, learn from them on a daily basis!