Elementary Counseling

Welcome to the Yankton School District's Elementary School Counseling page. As school counselors, we work with students, parents, teachers, and staff to ensure that each student's academic, social/emotional, and career needs are being met. School counselors provide individual, group, and classroom counseling.



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Ana Schurman

Phone: 605-665-2282

Email: Ana.Schurman@k12.sd.us


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Lindsey Ewald

Phone: 605-665-7392

Email: Lindsey.Ewald@k12.sd.us


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Andrea Indahl

Phone: 605-665-5765

Email: Andrea.Indahl@k12.sd.us




Lesley Hale

Phone: 605-665-2484

Email: Lesley.Hale@k12.sd.us

Elementary Counselor


Theresa Kneifl

Elementary Counseling Curriculum

We follow the Second Step Bullying Prevention Curriculum for JrK-5th Grade and the Second Step Social/Emotional Curriculum Curriculum for Preschool-5th Grade. We also TheWorryWoos Social/Emotional curriculum with K-1 students and Common Sense Media internet safety and cyberbullying lessons with K-5 students. This is delivered during our classroom counseling lessons that each classroom receives every other week. 

Second Step

The WorryWoos

Common Sense Media

Helpful Sites for Parents and Families

Julia Cook - Social and emotional learning books for your home library.

Helpline Center - Fine necessary resources in your area.