Meet the Staff

Phone: 402-898-3578

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Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Melissa Sedlak, Counselor

Mrs. Sedlak works with students in 9th grade on the red team and 10th-12th grade students whose last names begin with N-Z.

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 Response Team.

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


Phone: 402-898-3518

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Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mr. Mike Burling, Counselor

Mr. Burling works with students in the 9th grade who are on the blue team and 10th -12th grade students whose last names begin with A-F. 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: 402-898-3517

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Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Tara Vaughn, Counselor

Mrs. Vaughn works with students in the 9th grade on the grey team and 10th - 12th graders whose last names begin with G-M. Mrs. Vaughn has 20 years experience in education and has worked as a high school teacher and elementary and middle school counselor prior to coming to Ralston High School. Mrs. Vaughn serves as a member of the Guiding Coalition Team and is the Academic Student Watch Team coordinator for RTI.

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

 

 


Phone: 402-898-3583

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Jordan Engel, Freshman Success Coordinator

Ms. Engel serves as the Freshman Success Coordinator for Ralston Public Schools. She works with 9th graders as they transition to the high school setting in many capacities. Ms. Engel supports all freshmen to ensure that they are on-track  to successfully graduate, helps engage and connect them to the high school and extracurricular activities and tracks and supports all interventions and intervention plans that students may be a part of. Ms. Engel is actively involved with the Guiding Coalition committee, is a co-leader for the Raston High School Intervention Team, is the sponsor for the cheer and dance program, and is involved with various other programs and groups. 
 
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Secondary Level Education
M.A. Educational Leadership 
Certificates in Administration and Work Based Learning 

Phone: 402-898-3521

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA English and History MS Curriculum and Instruction in English

Mrs. Beth McGrath, Registrar and Counseling Dept. Secretary