Ms. Jennifer Blaido - Counselor

Personal, social and academic counseling and post high planning with students in grades 9-12 whose last names R-Z
763-571-9116 x) 245;

Ms. Blaido attended the University of Minnesota Duluth for her undergraduate degree where she majored in Criminology and minored in Dance and Coaching.  For 12 years Ms. Blaido served as the head high school dance team coach for nearby schools.  Ms. Blaido obtained her Masters Degree from Adler Graduate School and prior to coming to TG, worked for 2 years for exceptional public school districts primarily at the high school level as a long-term substitute.  Ms. Blaido has been married for 10 years and has 3 beautiful children.  When Ms. Blaido has time off from school she enjoys spending time with her kids, reading, and doing anything related to dance!

Ms. Julie Jackson - Chair of the School Counseling Department

Personal, social and academic counseling and post high planning with students in grades 9-12 whose last names J-Q
763-571-9116 x) 224;
Ms. Jackson is beginning her seventh year as a school counselor at Totino-Grace and serves as department chairperson. Prior to coming to T-G, Ms. Jackson was a school counselor at Hill-Murray and Eagan High Schools. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota and her master’s degree in School Counseling at St. Cloud State University. She has two children: a busy 4-year old named Rowan and a new son, Emmett, born in February, 2016. Ms. Jackson enjoys running, reading, yoga and spending time at the cabin.

Ms. Julie Michels - Director of College & Career Planning

Oversees Totino-Grace's post high planning and standardized testing programs; works on post high planning with students in grade 11-12 whose last names are A-I

Ms. Michels has been at Totino-Grace for 26 years, working as both an English teacher and Administrator.  Her role in the Counseling Office is as Director of College & Career Planning.  She is a lifelong learner and has degrees from the College of St. Benedict, the University of St. Thomas and St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.  Ms. Michels has been married for 30 years to Mr. Paul Cleary (who does IT Support at Totino-Grace).  Their two daughters have graduated from Totino-Grace.

Mr. Joe Morcomb - Counselor

Personal, social and academic counseling with students in grades 9-12 whose last names are A-I  
763-571-9116 x) 223;     

Mr. Morcomb came to T-G from Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools where he served as their Junior High Counselor. In his experience, he has also advised high school students who were planning for college in the Upward Bound program while attending the U of M Duluth and UW-Superior. There he earned his degrees in Teaching Social Studies and School Counseling. Beyond supporting students, he loves fishing, travel, video and theatre production, and most importantly his wife Jennifer. They just celebrated their three year anniversary and are enjoying their new home in Maple Grove.

Dr. Steve Kahn - School Psychologist

Serves the Totino-Grace community by providing counseling, assessment services and presentations on parenting.

Mrs. Heidi Chiodo - Registrar and Counseling Office Administrative Assistant

763-586-6302 (Counseling Office main number);

Totino-Grace High School

1350 Gardena Avenue NE, Fridley, MN 55432
Main: 763-571-9116 | Fax: 763-571-9118

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