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Welcome to the EPHS Counseling Department. All school counselors have a minimum of a Master's Degree in school counseling and are licensed by the State of Minnesota. Counselors are available through individual appointments, group guidance activities, walk-ins, emails, and voicemail. Counselors offer support to examine each student's personal, social, career and/or academic issues. Counselors help students clarify their feelings, thoughts and behaviors; explore alternatives; and make decisions. For more information on school counselors, visit the Minnesota School Counselor Association or the American School Counselor Association.

The goals of counseling department are:

  • To provide respectful, meaningful services for each student
  • To provide safe, confidential support to each student
  • To help each student understand and appreciate his or her uniqueness
  • To help each student enhance skills to promote positive change
  • To have each senior develop a future plan and graduate 

Counseling Staff

  • Anthea Amsler, Counselor (A-Br)*
  • Rachel Schmidt, Counselor (Bs-Fa)*
  • Jennifer Silverberg, Counselor (Fb-Ho)*
  • Lenny Moskowitz, Counselor (Hp-Le)*
  • Jeremy Miller, Counselor (Lf-Mon)
  • Amanda Boztepe, Counselor (Moo-Raj)*
  • Lisa Quiring, Counselor (Rak-Sv)*
  • Robin Zydowsky, Counselor (Sw-Z)*
  • Elizabeth McNamara, College & Career Student Specialist

* In the 2019-20 school year, seniors will remain with the counselor they had the previous year.

Contact Us

Student Center East Phone Numbers:

Julie Johnson (A - Le) 952-975-8021
Martine Knothe (Lf - Z) 952-975-8030

Student Center East Fax Number 952-975-8321


Additional Resources

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