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NPHS School Counselors

Mrs. Susan Horne

School Counselor



My name is Susan Horne. I am originally from North Platte and graduated from North Platte
High School in 1990. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College in
December 2004 in Elementary Education and my Master’s degree from CSC in May 2016 in
School Counseling. I am the School Counselor at North Platte High School for the second year.

This is my sixteenth year in the district; I have been a counselor at Madison Middle School,
taught first and fifth grades at Osgood Elementary, and sixth and seventh grade math at Adams Middle School.
My husband Mike currently works for Ideal Linen as an operations manager. We have four
children ranging in age from twelve to nineteen; our oldest attends Mid-Plains Community
College in North Platte while the other three are students in the district.

As school counselor, I feel my job is to help support students and staff in creating the best
learning environment possible for each one of our students. I truly enjoy assisting students in
making academic and career plans as well as helping them overcome any personal challenges.


Mr. Matt Kaminski

School Counselor




Mr. Adam Reed

Career Coach



Mr. Reed is the Carrer Coach and TeamMates Coordinator for the North Platte Public School District.  He earned two Associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force in Electronics and Human Resource Management, a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Bellevue University, and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.


Mr. Reed grew up in Hershey and took a non-traditional path to becoming and educator.  He graduated high school in 1995, enlisted in the United States Air Force, and spent 20 years in service to Country.  Throughout his career, he has worked in nuclear electronics, was an Air Force recruiter for 15 years specializing in health professions, and also functioned as a training and marketing director for the Southeast United States with an emphasis on leadership development and coaching.  When he retired in 2015, he moved back to the North Platte area with his son Aden, who is now a 19 year old Freshman at the University of Nebraska.  In his off time, Mr. Reed enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah, hunting, fishing, camping, sports, and hanging out with Aden.  Since retirement Mr. Reed spent one year as a Diesel Engine Electrician at Union Pacific and then two years as the Engage (Careers) teacher at Adams Middle School.

Mr. Reed believes that attitude is everything, and that you can't be a productive member of society without exhibiting respect and true tolerance.  His goal is to help students understand what is meant by "whole person concept."  Students must understand that they are not just represented by their grades; rather, they are represented by a combination of every action they take and the words they share with the world, whether typed, spoken, or written.  He feels that once each student understands these concepts, they will have a head start to becoming college and career ready individuals prepared to make positive contributions to society.


Mrs. Brianna Quiroz

School Counselor



Mrs. Jolene Pettera

School Counselor





Mrs. Teresa Schumacher

Guidance Secretary