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The Benilde-St. Margaret's guidance and counseling team is here to help you and your student. Our goal is to support and help as much as possible so your student can have a positive and enriching experience while at BSM. 

Contact a member of our guidance and counseling team today: 

Guidance Counselors

Amanda Anderson

Guidance & College Counselor

Amanda is the counselor for senior high students with last names Sc-Z. 

At BSM, Amanda enjoys getting to know students and their families, helping them navigate through life during high school, and guiding them in planning for and finding their next adventures after BSM.

Amanda lives in Brooklyn Park with her husband Jordy and sons Seth and Luke. She also has an adorable mini Goldendoodle named Murphy. She enjoys playing her cello at events and at her church, volunteering for her sons' activities and for church and MN Association for College Admission Counseling Committees. Amanda also enjoys biking, swimming, reading, and walking Murphy at the Elm Creek Park Reserve and the Coon Rapids Dam Area. Amanda was born in Gillette, Wyoming and grew up in Billings, Montana.

Kate Berry

Guidance & College Counselor

Counselor for students with last names Dr-I.

Vicky Haas

Guidance & College Counselor

Counselor for students with last names Mi-Sa.

Sarah Kelly

Junior High Counselor

Counselor for students in 7th and 8th grade

Amy Larson

Guidance & College Counselor

Counselor for students with last names A-Do.

Heidi Wessman

Guidance & College Counselor

Counselor for students with last names J-Me.

Mental Health and Chemical Health Counselors

Ty Cody


Ty received a Bachelor's Degree from St. Olaf College and a Master's degree from the University of Minnesota. 

For the past ten years, Ty has worked as a school psychologist at Academic Arts High School in West St. Paul. His passion for counseling students is driven by seeing students build skills and improve their overall wellness in order to thrive at their best in and out of school and in their activities.

Ty lives in St. Louis Park and enjoys discovering new coffee shops, hiking, biking, and seeing live music. 

Laura Esping

Chem Health Counselor

Jeff Steffenson, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Learning Support Team

Kristin Gilbertson

Director of Learning Support

Ron Horn

Substitute Coordinator & Business Teache

Alyssa Hugdahl

Learning Support Specialist

Katherine Johnson

Learning Support Specialist

Maureen Miller

Learning Support Specialist