Counseling

Blaine Conrad

School-Based Mental Health Therapist

E: Blaine.Conrad@dmschools.org

Biography

Blaine is new to Hanawalt this year. Blaine has lived in Des Moines for most of her life. She attended Iowa State University after high school and majored in Psychology. Blaine went on to get her Master's in Social Work from the University of Iowa. She has recently be licensed in the State of Iowa as a LMSW. Blaine currently works for Orchard Place Child Guidance Center as a School-Based therapist. She  has enjoys  working withal types of families and children of all ages. Her previous experience includes working in a private preschool, working for Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS) as a Resident Advisor, working with SUCCESS at Hoyt Middle School, and most recently working at Mitchell Early Childhood Center as a Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. Blaine has tons of hobbies, but her favorite thing to do in her free time is travel. Blaine has been all over the world and enjoys learning about different cultures.  When she is not traveling, Blaine enjoys making crafts and running.

Judi Mireles

Counselor and Half Time Dean of Students

E: judi.mireles@dmschools.org

Biography

 

 

Mrs. Mireles has eighteen years of experience in education for DMPS, teaching kindergarten and first grade, and the last twelve as a school counselor. During that time she also trained instructional staff members on cultural sensitivity and at the college level, Effects of Poverty. Mrs. Mireles graduated from Upper Iowa with a degree in Elementary Education. She earned a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Drake University and a degree in Educational Leadership from Viterbo University. Having worked in another field prior to teaching, she transfers her real world experiences to make learning relevant and enriching. Mrs. Mireles is thrilled to be working with Hanawalt students, staff and parents to share her passion for lifelong learning.