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Mission Statement: We exist to help students reach their full potential and to become life, career and college ready.

Chingla Thao

Licensed School Counselor

GEAR UP Grant, working with 11th & 12th grade students at Henry


Phone: Office: x36909

Room 313

One of the requirements for GEAR up is that students are met with at least 2 times a year, this is individually and during a classroom lesson like my life plan. It is also required to meet at least 50% of the parents.  I am servicing all Freshmen students (these students do not have to be previously GEAR UP). I do all the things that counselors do and I am just Funded by a federal grant.  I would be glad to talk more with parents.  One of the first things that will be important in coming to Henry is getting to know the students and developing a good rapport with them. Being visible and letting them know I am available to assist them when needed.

Undergraduate college:  Gustavus Adolphus College

Major/minor:  Political Science


Graduate college: University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Program of study: School Counseling




What are your hobbies?  

Bass fishing and football.


What would someone find in your refrigerator right now?

Ingredients for a sandwich and milk.


If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be and how long would it take you to spend the $10,000?

Bass Pro Shop.  It would take me 5 minutes to walk to the boat section and put a down payment on a bass boat.


What is one suggestion you can give students to be successful here at Henry?

Work hard to get out of here and really start seeing life beyond high school.  


What is one suggestion you can give parents at Henry?

Balance your role as a parent and a friend for your child.