It is the primary mission of the Anoka-Hennepin School Counseling Programs to support students in developing an individual vision of success to meet their academic, personal/social, post-secondary, college and career readiness goals.


    The vision of the STEP school counseling program is to facilitate student growth that will enable every student to graduate with the academic knowledge, career direction and personal/social balance to achieve success, defined by their own values and dreams.  The school counseling program will provide a data driven, developmentally appropriate program to help all students meet their full potential.  The students at STEP will be provided a college and career ready learning experience by establishing a safe and supportive counseling environment, creating genuine relationships and fostering better citizens.


    Please visit the STEP Career & Counseling Google Site for more information!


    Hi, my name is Alyssa Zemple. I have been the school counselor at STEP since the 2006-2007 school year.  As a school counselor I work with students, families and staff to ensure a safe learning environment for all.  Some areas that I can assist with are academic difficulties, college/career planning, social issues, organization and study skills, behavioral struggles, family changes and school and community resources.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.
    Email: alyssa.zemple@ahschools.us
    Phone:  763.433.4031
    Google Voice: 763.290.0341
    Alyssa Zemple
    Fax:  763.433.4003 
    *During the COVID-19 pandemic and distance learning the easiest way to reach me is via email
    *Please note, there will be no trimester 1 schedule changes due to cohort balancing (unless there is an obvious mistake)
    Parent/Teacher Conferences:
    *Please schedule conference times through My Conference Time to ensure availability.*