Middle school

Counseling Office

Welcome to the Counseling Office

Whenever you have a question about your child, we in the Counseling Office are happy to help you. Our desire is to help students have a positive educational and social experience during their years at Kellogg. Please feel free to call or email us if you need our assistance.

Meet the Guidance Staff


Darlene DoBell
Counselor -
6th Grade
Phone: 507-328-5811

I am currently the 6th grade counselor at Kellogg Middle School.  I have worked in the Rochester Public Schools since 1990. I was an elementary counselor at Bishop, Holmes and Jefferson Elementary Schools for 12 years, and I taught 4th and 6th grades in Iowa for ten years before moving to Rochester. My husband is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Rochester and we have two grown children, a niece and four grandchildren in our family.  I enjoy working with the staff, students and families at Kellogg.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your students.

  •   Darren Saner
    - 8th Grade                            
      Phone: 507- 328-5809                                   

     I am currently the counselor for 8th grade students. This is my 3rd year at Kellogg Middle School after stints at John Adams Middle School (4 years), Willow Creek Middle School (7 years), and Mayo High School (11 years). Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!

    Sam Simmons 
    - 7th Grade

    Phone: 507-328-5808

    I am presently in my 9th year as a counselor at Kellogg Middle School. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and came to Minnesota to attend St. Olaf College where I earned my B. A. degree in History and Russian Studies.  I graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a M. A. T. degree, and began my teaching career teaching Social Studies and Driver Education at Hill-Murray School in St. Paul.
    After completing coursework for my counseling licensure from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls I was hired as a counselor at Mayo High School in Rochester.  In 1997 I was selected for the Charter Staff of the newly built Century High School.  I served as a counselor at Century for thirteen years, and my three children all graduated from there.  My activities outside of school include long distance running and reading. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about your student.

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    Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) Test - Spring, 2018

    • Please refer to the "Testing" tab for a complete schedule of the MCA test which will be given at Kellogg Middle School this April.

    • Please direct questions about MCA Testing to Mr Eric Johnson or Mr Sam Simmons at (507) 328-5800. 
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