Counselors – Student Support Liaison

Mrs. Trista Dakken – Counselor – 6th Grade

Trista Dakken interned at Hagen Junior High. She has her undergraduate degree from the University of Mary. Trista graduated with her Masters Degree in School Counseling from the University of the Southwest in May 2015. Mrs. Dakken enjoys riding motorcycle, volunteering as a first responder on her community ambulance squad, and working with youth and communities. Her favorite thing about working at DMS is helping students find their niche and develop their personal interests.

Mrs. Dakken

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Mrs. Amanda Kuhn – Counselor – 7th Grade

Hi! My name is Amanda Kuhn, and I am a counselor at Dickinson Middle School. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of North Dakota. Much of my free time is spent with my husband and our two young daughters. When I am not busy with work and family, I also enjoy cooking, gardening, and spending time outdoors. I really enjoy working with students, and I especially like helping them find their strengths and embrace their own unique identities.

Mrs. Kuhn

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Mrs. Lynelle Urlacher – Counselor – 8th Grade

I was the school counselor for Berg from 2007-2016. I earned a Master’s Degree in school counseling from Northern State University and am a licensed school counselor.I enjoy working with students in the pre-adolescent and adolescent ages. Empowering students to succeed and then watching kids learn and grow is one of my favorite parts of being a counselor.

Mr. Urlacher

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Mr. Chase Breitbach – Student Support Liaison

Mr. Breitbach

2675 21st Street West Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: 701.456.0021