Mrs. Nicole Cuchna ~ Elementary School Counselor
Mrs. Cuchna
Welcome to Elementary School Counseling...

Thank you for visiting my Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Counselor page!

My name is Nicole Cuchna and I have been working at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Elementary School since 1998.  I started here as a Special Education Teacher and became the elementary school counselor in 2007.
  
 I was educated at the University of Minnesota - Moorhead, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education in 1997.  I earned a Masters of Science degree in School Counseling in 2006 from St. Cloud State University.  

My professional interests include relational aggression, conflict resolution, and the relationship between positive school climate and academic performance.  I serve as the SET Evaluator for the elementary PBIS team.
  

Classroom Guidance uses the Second Step program.  The Second Step program teaches critical skills - such as managing emotions and behavior, getting along with peers, and solving problems peacefully - that can help students in school, the workplace, and throughout their lives.  The Second Step program also has a bullying prevention unit.  The bullying prevention unit is for Kindergarten-Grade 5.  It builds on children's social-emotional skills to teach them how to recognize, report, and refuse bullying through story-based lessons and award-winning videos.   

Individual Support
is available to all students at the request of teachers, parents, or students.  I am a resource to help students succeed in school.  If your child tells you that he/she met with me, please don't be alarmed.  Sometimes students self-refer and visit with me once or twice, and are able to solve their own problem.  If students come to my office more than twice or it is of a serious nature, parents are contacted.  I feel fortunate to be able to spend time listening to students while providing a safe setting to help them work through problems or tough days.  

My office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-3:30
My office phone # is: 320-732-4657
My email is:  ncuchna@lpge.org
Please free to contact me anytime