North Platte Public Schools | Counselor
My name is Jodi Leisy. I am originally from Mitchell, Nebraska and graduated from Mitchell High School. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Chadron State College in Chadron, NE in 1998. I later received a Master’s degree in both Curriculum and Instruction School Counseling from Doane University in Crete, NE. I am currently working on a degree in Elementary Principalship through the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
I am married to Justin Leisy. He is employed at Farm Credit Services of America and runs their Country Home Loans division in North Platte. We have three children in North Platte Public Schools. Our two oldest girls are at the High School. Janessa is a senior, and Jaedyn is a sophomore. Our son, Jacob is an eighth grader at Adams Middle School.
I am the School Counselor for both McDonald Elementary and Buffalo Elementary; I am split evenly between the two buildings. Prior to becoming a school counselor, I taught Kindergarten, second grade, and fourth grade at Lincoln and Washington Elementary. I’ve also spent time as the director of the North Platte Area Children’s Museum.
Our purpose at North Platte Public Schools is to prepare students to be productive, responsible citizens in a safe, caring supportive learning environment. We embrace the conviction that ALL students can succeed. School counselors are a very important part of this vision.
As school counselor, I strongly believe that each student can learn with the right tools. It is my goal to help individual students find their way to a successful education. I believe it is my job to advocate for students to problem solve on a personal, social, and academic level. The school counselor acts as a liaison between parents, the school, and community organizations. The school counselor also helps to guide families through many school programs and find resources to meet various needs. It is my privilege to walk alongside families as they navigate the journey of education and life-long learning.