John Pereda-Counselor

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John Pereda

John Pereda

I am very excited to be working at DCALS as the school counselor!  This is my 11th year as a school counselor, having worked in Minneapolis, Rochester, and Hibbing.  I received my Master of Science in Education and School Counseling as well as my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Winona State University.  I also Attended Rochester Community and Technical College for an Associates of Science in Nursing.  I have worked with students from grades K-12 in my past, and have also worked as a CPS Social Worker, in healthcare at Mayo, and served in the United States Air Force and the Gulf War.  I have worked with students related to self-injury, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, academics, family loss, anger, friendship, and anything else that may come up.  I also help students to plan their future, in education, in the workforce, or in the military.
I presently live in Byron with my wife, 4 children,our dog , fish, and three cats.  I enjoy snowboarding and skiing, camping, hiking, rock-climbing, swimming, fly-fishing, singing and dancing, and spending time with my family.