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Ms. Patience Dolo
Ms. Patience Dolo
Ms. Patience Dolo

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be joining the team at North this year! Although this is my first year in the Minneapolis district, prior to North I worked as a counselor in Brooklyn, NY for three years. I had many roles as a counselor there, splitting time providing support in multiple high schools and community organizations in the Park Slope and Sunset Park neigborhoods of Brooklyn.  It was a great adventure and a dream come true, but there is no place like home! I grew up in Fridley but always loved the culture and energy of Minneapolis, and I'm grateful to be working at North.

I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of MN-Duluth in Sociology/Cultural Studies in 2011. During that time I was given plenty of opportunities to work with youth in different settings, and discovered my passion for making a difference for youth and young adults in underrepresented communities. After college I set my sights on the more specified field of Applied Psychology for School Counseling, and received my Master's from New York University in 2013.

Generally I follow the the Rogerian theory of counseling, as I believe in person-centered support and that we all have the power within us to discover our own paths and create our own happiness. With positivity, open-mindedness, and empathy, I hope to inspire and support our students in that process, and guide them in exploring their talents and dreams, and achieving their personal goals. I firmly believe that our circumstances do not predict our futures, and it is part of our responsibility as leaders in the school to encourage, motivate, and empower our youth to reach above and beyond the scripts that society has placed upon them.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my parents and my four crazy and hilarious sisters, dancing, singing karaoke (badly), going to movies and plays, and being amused by my silly cat, Shadow!

Please stop by my office, I would love to get to know you!

Academy of Arts and Communications

School Counselor

As a Counselor I will always try my best to:

Listen with an open mind

Be non-judgemental and respectful

Be supportive

Provide an inclusive safe-space for all students and staff

Provide guidance as you explore options in college, career, or the path that is right for you

 

~ "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "who am I to be brillant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?". Actually, who are you not to be?" ~ Marianne Williamson