About Your School Counselor
What is a professional school counselor?
Professional school counselors are certified/licensed with a minimum of a master's degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address all students' academic, career, and personal/social development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success
My name is Shelby Popham - formerly Ms. Wilhelm. I am the 6-12 School Counselor, Testing Coordinator and SADD Advisor at Hamlin School District.
In May of 2015 I graduated from SDSU with an M.S. in Counseling and Human Resource Development with a specialization in School Counseling. I also have a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Rehabilitation Services from SDSU. I am originally from New Ulm, located in southwestern Minnesota about 3 hours from Hamlin.
I have many interests and hobbies. I enjoy being outdoors, four wheeling, swimming, spending time with family and friends, pictures, cooking, painting and crafting, and country music.
I provide individual counseling, small group counseling, and classroom lessons to aid in all of our students being the best they can be at school and in their future. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns.
Student support is very important, especially now more than ever. We want to make sure students have someone to reach out to even outside of school hours. Through the Helpline Center's Text4HOPE texting program, students can connect with a trained professional and share concerns privately with a trusted individual. Text4HOPE is available 24/7/365