Welcome to the 5-12 ADSIS Student Success Counselor page. My name is Brittany Thue and I am excited to be working with such an amazing group of students, parents and staff this year in Pine Island.
ADSIS is the hard for me to remember acronym for Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services. What this means is simply extra support for students with challenges in the classroom, or other areas, that negatively affect their school success.
My area of support will be for students who may have social, emotional, or behavioral challenges that are getting in the way of them being the best they can be. Since these challenges look different for each student, there is no set class to attend or lessons to complete. Instead, students and I will work together to come up with goals and a plan of action, and decide how I can best help support them. My hope is that this program is student led where the students feel empowered to define personal challenges and make choices about how to address them.
My background is working with students at-risk of not graduating from high school. These students helped me figure out what I really wanted to be when I grew up. I am a MN licensed K-12 School Counselor and have been working in the field for almost 8 years. I even spent a short stint 3 years ago as a PI Panther when I was the long term substitute for the HS counselor. I feel very fortunate to be returning to such a fantastic district doing something I love.
I am married to a very patient man and have two very impatient, but amazing, daughters who are 6 and 9 years old and go to school in Rochester. We have 3 unruly rescue dogs and a small petting zoo of frogs, fish, and hamsters. I like to travel, hike, read, eat chocolate, and see live music whenever time and money allow.
Please feel free to contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone at 356-3378.