Dana Knudsen, 6th & 7th Grade Counselor

Ms. Dana Knudsen

Phone: 208-350-4464

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Dana Knudsen

Hello and welcome to Star Middle school! I am Dana Knudsen, the 6th and 7th-grade counselor for Star Middle School. I have been a school counselor for nearly 20 years. Middle school has always been my favorite age group to work with. I earned my Masters in School Counseling through the University of Idaho…GO VANDALS!

I love to hike, cook, read and spend time with my two boys who are 12 and 16. Looking forward to being with your student here at Star. Please contact me if you have any concerns with your student. Here’s to a great school year.

Jordan Kiler, 8th Grade Counselor

Mr. Jordan Kiler

Phone: (208) 350-4458

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jordan Kiler

My name is Jordan Kiler and this will be my 2nd year as a school counselor at Star Middle School. I have a Master of Science in School Counseling from the University of Wyoming and I earned my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Boise State University.

 I was born and raised in the Treasure Valley and decided to come back to the area to pursue my passion for supporting and guiding students in this critical time of their lives. As a counselor, I am committed to supporting students, parents, and staff in the core areas of personal, academics, and career.

In my free time, I love to get outside as much as I can. I enjoy basketball, golfing, hiking reading, traveling, and board games.

REQUIRED TO REPORT

  • AS SCHOOL COUNSELORS, WE ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT:

    • Physical or sexual abuse that has not been previously reported. If you tell me that it has been reported, I will still need to verify that it was reported.
    • Suicide threats, attempts, or thoughts, including the thought of wanting to be dead. If you tell me that your parents know about the problem, I will still need to contact them to verify this.
    • Threats to your safety or the safety of others. This includes concerns about fighting, self-injury, substance abuse, and sexual activity. If you tell me that your parents know about the problem, I will still need to contact them to verify this.
    • Unreported felony crimes.
    • When a student meets "reasonable suspicion" of being under the influence of a controlled substance at school or has possession of a controlled substance at school.