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Hello everyone, welcome back! I’m Mrs. Yost and I’m the school counselor for Pah Rah Squad again this year. I’m also the counselor for three of our 6th grade teams – Angel, Eagle and Washoe. I know it has been a wild past several months, but I’m so happy that we’re getting back to school and into some sort of a routine again.
My husband and I met at my best friend’s going away party. She worked for the same company as him and she secretly invited him to her party so we could meet. She’s quite a sneaky matchmaker! We’ve been married almost 12 years. We have one son named Benjamin who is a 5th grader at Bud Beasley Elementary. We also have an 11-year old labradoodle named Hank.
I was born in Spokane, Washington and lived there through elementary school. My family and I moved to Reno right before I started 7th grade at Vaughn Middle School. I also attended Reed High School. I graduated from the University of Nevada with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/ Public Relations and a minor in Spanish. I had the opportunity to live in San Sebastian, Spain my last summer in college and it was an experience I would recommend to anyone. I want to go back!
After college, I worked for a couple of years in public relations in San Diego, but I realized pretty quickly that I was in the wrong profession. I finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up! I went back to the University of Nevada and got my master’s degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in School Counseling. I worked as an elementary school counselor for 13 years. This is my second year at the middle school level and I love it!
Outside of school, I spend a lot of time camping with my family at Lake Almanor. We have a camp spot up there where we leave our trailer for 5 months of the year, so we camp as much as possible! It’s so pretty there - the lake is my favorite and we’ve made some great friends to hang out with at our campground. I also love going to Nevada Wolf Pack games – we’ve had season tickets for football and basketball for years. I also love traveling and can’t wait until we can start making plans for trips again! I want to go to Italy, Ireland and Greece so badly!
I’m really looking forward to this school year. I know it is different than ever before, but I am confident that we can figure it out together. Let’s make it a great year, Pah Rah!