College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Student Support


Holton honors the individual strengths and needs of each student.

The Student Support Team–comprised of a range of administrators, including counselors, the school nurse, and learning specialists–believes in a collaborative approach to supporting students. Members of a student’s team offer individual attention as she moves through the stages of academic, physical, and social-emotional growth.

Homeroom settings and small Advisory groups provide safe spaces for students to interact with a caring adult on a regular basis.

Communication between school and home is vital to the success of our students. The Student Support Team works closely with families to ensure an organized flow of information pertinent to the students and their needs.

Overall, the goals of the Student Support Team are to promote dialogue about learning and well-being and to nurture our students in their growth and development as healthy, effective, and confident learners.

Our Health and Guidance curriculum is incorporated throughout grade-level Seminar classes.


Current Families, please log into the Parent Portal for more specific information about current policies and procedures.

The Student Support Plan provides assistance and guidance to all students. Students may experience challenges that are academic, emotional, social, behavioral and/or health-related in nature. When a “Student of Concern” is identified, a Support Team will coordinate and implement a student-centered individual support plan.

Student Support Team

Rachel Helming, Lower School Counselor

Carrie Zulanas, Lower School Reading Specialist

Kate Harris, Lower School Learning Specialist

Jessica Grow, Upper School Learning Specialist

Chalis Waizenegger, Middle School Learning Specialist

Kristen Edma, Middle School Counselor

Pam Wachutka, College Counseling and Academic Support Coordinator

Dr. Holly Hinderlie, School Psychologist & US Counselor

Lori Herringa, School Nurse