Ms. Kierston Beets

Phone: 785-832-5550

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Kansas State University Master of Science School Counseling and Student Development Bachelor of Science Secondary Education - Emphasis Speech and Theatre Minors Leadership Studies Communication Arts Theatre

Ms. Kierston Beets

Hello!

Welcome to Southwest Middle School! We are excited you are here! I'm going to provide you with a little bit about myself, but always feel free to email or call me.

I grew up in Ottawa, KS and when it was time to go off and expand my horizons I went to Manhattan,  KS. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kansas State University and Manhattan still holds a piece of my heart. Another area that holds a piece of my heart is education and more importantly, school counseling. I have always known that I wanted to work in the schools, but it wasn't until my senior year of college that I really started to explore school counseling as an option. I did my student teaching, substitute taught for a bit and then I became a paraeducator for Lawrence Public Schools. After helping out as a para for 2 years, I was offered my first counseling position here at SW. My first year, I helped to teach some theatre classes and was one of the school counselors. As exciting as teaching is, school counseling is where my heart belongs and that is where I plan to stay. Not only am I lucky enough to be a school counselor, but I am also lucky enough to work with part of 7th grade and all of the 8th grade. I really enjoy working with the older students because I can really start to focus on College and Career Readiness, which is very important to me. I can't wait to get to know your student! 

When I am not at school, I continue to go to K-State home football and basketball games and I love to hang out with my dog, Astra.