Meet Your Counselors

Phone: 402-898-3578


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Secondary Education M.S. in K-12 School Counseling

Mrs. Melissa Sedlak

Mrs. Sedlak works with students in 9th grade and students in 12th grade

With more than 15 years of education in the Ralston Public Schools, Mrs. Sedlak serves as the Director of Counseling, is a Hope Squad advisor, and serves on the district's Crisis Reponse Team.

Mrs. Sedlak is married with two children.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and cooking and baking. 

Phone: 402-898-3518


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Education M.A. in Counseling

Mr. Mike Burling

Mr. Burling works with students in the 10th grade. With more than 20 years experience in education, and many at Ralston High School, Mr. Burling serves as both a counselor and the substance-free youth coordinator at RHS.

Mr. Burling is married with four children.  He enjoys spending time with his family and attending his children's activities. 

Phone: 402-898-3


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Secondary Level Education M.A. Curriculum and Instruction M.S. K-12 School Counseling

Mrs. Tara Vaughn

Mrs. Vaughn works with students in the 11th grade and has nearly 20 years experience in education. She worked as a high school teacher and elementary and middle school counselor prior to coming to Ralston High School. Mrs. Vaughn serves as a Hope Squad advisor and Crisis Response Team member. 

Married with one son, Mrs. Vaughn is passionate about traveling, her son's activities, and spending time with her family.