Phone: 701-453-3484 Berthold 701-497-3734 Plaza
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Science in Education K-12 Counseling
Mrs. Janae Gravesen (Mrs. G)
Welcome to my page!
My name is Janae Gravesen, and I am in my 6th year of counseling at the Lewis and Clark School District! GO WILDCATS -- GO BOMBERS! I started out in Elementary, moved to Junior High/High School, and the last 3 years I have been K-12. I am so blessed to work with students from Kindergarten all the way to 12th grade. Prior to working at Lewis and Clark I was a Residential Counselor at the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. This is where I really fell in love with working with kids, and I had the privilege of having both of my parents as educators to steer me into this career path. I attended Minot State University- Bottineau for two years, transferred to Minot State University where I received my Bachelors Degree, and I finished my education at Northern State University where I received my Masters Degree. I am married to Seth Gravesen. Seth is the Loan Officer at State Bank and Trust of Berthold/Kenmare. We have a rambunctious 1.5 year old boy named Brandt, he keeps us on our toes, and a 4 month old girl Blaire - we are very busy and love it! Seth and I met while we were both playing college basketball at Minot State University- Bottineau (now known as Dakota College) -- GO JACKS! We moved to Berthold when Seth recieved a job offer at the bank, and the timing worked out perfectly for me to get into the school district. We love living in the Berthold Community. It has been a perfect fit for our family. As a family we really love to travel. I have been quite lucky to have a husband who is also a pilot. :) During my free time I love to be outside (if the weather permits), read, and spend time with family.
One of the things I love about my job is watching students transition. Whether that is Kindergarten to lower elementary, sixth grade to middle school, or middle school to high school. It is interesting to see the different dynamics of students at various ages. I provide classroom counseling, individual counseling, and small group counseling. I focus on social/emotional, college/career, and personal/academic subject areas. I am also on the Districts Crisis Team, the Foster Care Liaison, Homeless Liaison, I'm on the Teacher Center Board through MDEC, and I am part of th NW Regional Counselors. The counseling profession is continuously changing, and I love that about my job. I never know what each day is going to bring! :)