All counselors are responsible for personal, educational, and career counseling, parent conferences and contacts, job shadow evaluations, registering new students, regular education representation at special education IEP/CST meetings, counseling curriculum implementation, schedule changes, cumulative record updating, pre-scheduling orientations, classroom visitations (9—12 grades), career/tech advisory board representation, lunch, bus, hall, extra-curricular duties, CRT and SBAC testing, AP test proctoring, threat/suicide assessments, summer school registration.
Christine Perkins was born in Billings, MT and raised in Rapid City, SD. She attended high school in Onalaska, WI. After graduation, she attended Montana State University Billings and earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in History. She earned her Master’s in School Counseling from Montana State University Northern. She taught for 11 years in the Sun River Valley School District, at both Sun River Middle School, and Simms High School.
Christine was formerly the High School Career Coach for CMR and will be taking on a new role this year as a counselor for last names beginning with A--C.
Christine can be reached by telephone at 406-268-6160, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Graham was born and raised in the eastern North Dakota town of Mayville and graduated from Mayville Portland High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health enhancement education at Mayville State College (now University of North Dakota—Mayville). She began her career with the Great Falls Public Schools in 1977 where she taught health enhancement at the elementary and middle schools for nine years before moving to CMR; she continued in that field until 2001. Julie earned her master’s degree from Montana State University—Northern and joined the CMR counseling staff in 2001.
Her counseling duties include students with last names beginning with D—H, ACT Coordinator, Rustler Buddies Coordinator, Red Cross Blood Draw Coordinator, ASVAB Test Coordinator, Wellness Coordinator, CARE groups and CARE team.
Mrs. Graham can be reached by telephone at 406-268-6161 or by email at email@example.com.
Jacie Schoenen was born and raised in the southeastern Montana town of Terry and graduated from Terry High School. She studied English education and psychology at Montana State University—Billings, earning a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught 8th grade English in Glendive, Montana, for two years before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. While in Las Vegas, she taught 9th—11th grade English and psychology. In 2003 she returned to Montana and continued her career at CMR. She earned her counseling master’s degree and taught 10th—12th English for three years before moving to the Advisement Center in 2007.
Her duties include students with last names beginning with I—Mc, PSAT, Leadership High School, Senior Project Committee, Med Prep Advisory Board, CRT Coordinator, Big Sky Pathways Business Committee, ESL Testing Coordinator, Pathways to Success—Literacy Committee, Academic Variance Committee, and Bridging Opportunities Committee.
Mrs. Schoenen can be reached by telephone at 406-268-6112 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brenda Lowry was born and raised in Great Falls and is a CMR graduate. She studied elementary education at the University of Montana and earned a bachelor’s degree in that field. For 13 years she worked at Valley View Elementary School, teaching 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades and 3-4 combo class. After earning her master’s degree in counseling from Montana State University—Northern, Brenda worked as a school counselor at Valley View and Riverview Elementary Schools for two years. She joined the CMR counseling staff in 2005.
Her counseling duties include students with last names beginning with Md—Sc, Scholarship Coordinator, Academic Variance Committee Coordinator, Counseling Aide Supervisor, Department Leader, District Crisis Team, SIP Team, Industrial Tech Advisory Board, Bridging Opportunities Committee, Charlie’s Giving Tree Coordinator, NCAA Coordinator,Scheduling Coordinator, and Business Advisory Board.
Mrs. Lowry can be reached by telephone at 406-268-6111 or by email at email@example.com.
Brittany Light is a Great Falls native and graduated from Great Falls High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in Mathematics at Montana Tech in Butte and taught math and special education here at CMR for four years. During her time teaching, she earned an endorsement in Special Education and a master's degree in counseling from Montana State University-Northern.
Her counseling duties include students with last names Sd—Z, Job Shadow Coordinator, Website Coordinator, Visions Newsletter, Remind 101, SBAC Testing Coordinator, Graduation Matters Liaison, and Visions Liaison.
Mrs. Light can be reached by telephone at 406-268-6110 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Tramelli is our College Pathways Advisor. She graduated from Great Falls High School and earned a BA from Carroll College in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. Later, she earned her Masters in Elementary Education and K-12 Principal's Endorsement from MSU Bozeman. Her thirty year career in education includes positions at West Elementary, Great Falls High and C. M. Russell High School. Julie's twenty-one year teaching career included 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades, special education classes to high school students, Freshman Seminar, and summer school courses, and her nine-year administrative career included Smaller Learning Community Grant Coordinator, Freshman Academy Principal, and Associate Principal.
Julie is at CMR on Monday and Thursday and is available to help students. Her phone is 406-268-6160 and e-mail is email@example.com