School Counselors

Purpose of Our Program

The Lincoln Public Schools Counseling Program provides a comprehensive, developmental program that addresses academic, career and personal/social development.  School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement.  In partnership with other educators, parents and the community, school counselors work to ensure that all students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.

LPS School Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of the LPS school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmentally-appropriate program with curriculum for each student from kindergarten through graduation that is proactive, preventative, collaborative, and focuses on each student’s academic, social-emotional, and career development. All LPS school counseling programs are led by a professional school counselor and will:

  • Align with the Nebraska Department of Education and ASCA National Model;
  • Promote systemic change to ensure equitable access for each student;
  • Identify each student’s individual strengths to maximize their potential for growth.

LPS School Counseling Vision Statement

The vision of the LPS school counseling program is to advocate for and empower students to:

  • Embrace their personal worth and value the uniqueness of others;
  • Engage constructively with their families and communities;
  • Utilize their strengths to thrive in a diverse world;
  • Become resilient, lifelong learners.


Lori Hemmett
Supervisor, Counseling and School Social Work | 402-436-1662

P.O. Box 82889
Lincoln, Nebraska 68501