General Guidance Information

Kelli Hillestad: School Counselor for Last Names beginning with L-Z. Graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. She moved to Washington DC to do AmeriCorps NCCC and then worked for The Corporate Executive Board, a research think tank for two years. She attended the University of San Diego and earned her Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2004. She has worked as a guidance counselor in the elementary, middle and high school levels in San Diego, Arizona and Minnesota. She started working at BCHS in August of 2009 and looks forward to meeting all Centaur parents and students! 

Office hours 7:20-3:05 Monday-Friday

Contact: 763-561-2120 X2156
Email: khillestad@brookcntr.k12.mn.us

Krista McNally: School Counselor for Last Names beginning with A-KGraduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN with a double major in Psychology and French. She went on to get her Masters of Science degree in Counseling (with a K-12 emphasis) from Minnesota State  University, Mankato. Ms. McNally worked as a Contract Advisor at Minnesota State University, Mankato for two years and as a Student Success Coordinator at Century College in White Bear Lake.  She has been the School Counselor at Braham Area High School for 3 years before joining Brooklyn Center's Guidance team.

Office hours 7:20-3:05 Monday-Friday
Contact: 763-561-2120 X2150
Email:kmcnally@brookcntr.k12.mn.us

As your School Counselors, we will help all students take the correct courses to graduate, find post secondary options such as college/universities, 2 year schools such as technical or community college, host parent nights, help you fill out financial aid papers and scholarships, perform grade level presentations in classroom, and do individual counseling on a range of social/emotional issues.