Laurel Klaassen Instructor in Education


M.A., Morningside College
B.A., Westmar College


Laurel Klaassen has decades of expertise in classroom instruction and school counseling, the latter in both group and individual settings. She has served as a school counselor for both the George-Little Rock and Sibley-Ocheyedan community school districts. She also taught family and consumer sciences for the Sanborn, Boyden-Hull, and Sibley-Ocheyedan school districts.

Klaassen attended Northwestern College for two years before earning a bachelor's degree in home economics from Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa. She also earned a master's degree in school guidance and counseling K–12 from Morningside College.

School Counselor, Sibley-Ocheydan Community School District, Sibley, IA, 2003–present

Family and Consumer Science Instructor, Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District, Sibley, IA, 1995–1996

School Counselor, George-Little Rock Community Schools, George, IA, 1992–1995

Family and Consumer Science Instructor, Boyden-Hull community School District, Hull, IA, 1987–1992

Family and Consumer Science Instructor, Sanborn Community School District, Sanborn, IA, 1984–1987

Iowa State Education Association

Iowa School Counselor Association

Sibley-Ocheyedan Education Association

Served on the PBIS team at Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School

Elected president, Iowa School Counselor Association, served 4 years