Counseling

If you are currently in crisis, please call 911 or one of the numbers listed below.

If you or someone you care about is having a mental health crisis or contemplating suicide:
Text MN to 741741 or Call CRISIS (274274) from a mobile phone
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – National Suicide Prevention Line

If you need an immediate response to mental health crises (behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric), Call 651-266-7878, Ramsey County Mobile Crisis Response.  If you need information on any health and human services (food, housing, shelter, transportation, etc.)  in Minnesota, Call 2-1-1 (MN Helpline: United Way) 

If you have unstable housing, visit ysnmn.org or call 612-475-4055 (every Thursday Youth Drop-In Center for resources- St. Paul Lutheran Church Stillwater) 

As counselors, we support our school community  through pro-active, developmentally appropriate programming in the area of social/personal, academic and college/career readiness.  Our role is to foster an inclusive, collaborative environment where all students can become successful members of society.

Many of the ways we can help students and families include:

  • Academic, social/emotional and career/college guidance
  • Crisis intervention and prevention
  • Communication and teaming with students, staff and families about student issues
  • Student placement and scheduling, including high school registration and AVID program
  • Classroom guidance curriculum and presentations
  • Coordination of student 504 plans
  • Interpretation and coordination of MCA and EXPLORE testing
  • Liaison with new and prospective families/coordinate transition to the building
  • Leadership in various building initiatives
  • Refer families to outside agencies as requested

Janeen Kuemmel

JANEEN KUEMMEL

SOCIAL WORKER

Phone: (920) 322-7838

Grades 6-8

Last name beginning with A-I

I am very excited to be working with your child.  I am originally from Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a Bachelors and Master's degree in Social Work.  I have been working at Sunrise Park Middle School since 1993.  I currently live in Cottage Grove with my husband Phil and my three children, Meghan, Josh and Jake.  I enjoy playing sports, reading and travelling.  I look forward to meeting you and encourage you to call if you have any concerns or questions.

Tom Mitchell

THOMAS MITCHELL

SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Phone: 

Grades 6-8

Last name beginning with J-Q

I’m excited to be a part of the team at Sunrise Park and am looking forward to meeting all of our students and their families! While I am a Wisconsin native, I have considered Minnesota home for over a decade. I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree in K-12 School Counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato. When I’m not working, I enjoy finding opportunities to travel, going to the park with my kids, and spending time outside in any way I can. Please call or email to introduce yourself, and let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Sarah Fuhrman

SARAH FUHRMAN

SOCIAL WORKER

Phone: (920) 375-1138

Grade 6-8

Last name beginning with R-Z

I have been working at Sunrise Park as a School Social Worker since 1998.  I received my Bachelor of Social Work at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and my Masters in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine.  I live in White Bear Lake with my husband, Jake, daughters Celia and Kate, and my yellow lab, Lucy.  I enjoy reading, running and relaxing at the cabin.  I have also enjoyed being one of the WEB Coordinators at Sunrise since 2006.

Stephanie Tollison

STEPHANIE TOLLISON

PSYCHOLOGIST

I started working for the White Bear Lake School District in 1997.  While I have worked in the elementary and high school settings in the past, I have been at Sunrise Park Middle School as the School Psychologist since 1998.  I have three children and live in Woodbury.  When not working, I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking and staying active!

Jennifer Funk

JENNIFER FUNK

CHEMICAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

I grew up in Iowa and moved to Minneapolis eight years ago.  I loved it so much that I'm still here!  I'm very excited to be at Sunrise Park Middle School this year!  I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bethel University and my Addiction Studies Certificate from the University of Minnesota.  I have been working in the chemical dependency field for the past six years.  In my free time I love spending time with my family, traveling to new places and anything active during all the seasons!

Vanessa Schulte

VANESSA

VANESSA

SOCIAL WORKER
Sunrise Park Middle School, Vadnais Heights Elementary

Sunrise Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Currently I work with students at both Sunrise Park and Vadnais Heights Elementary, and love supporting students, families, and staff at both schools!  I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and my Master's in Social Work from Augsburg College.  When not working, I enjoy staying active, participating in outdoor activities, and spending time with family, friends, and my dog Cooper.