GFW High School Counseling Department
Jennifer Garrison, High School Counselor


My name is Jennifer Garrison and I'm the new school counselor at GFW High School. I was raised in Wahpeton, North Dakota but recently moved back to Minnesota after living in Michigan for the last fifteen years. I graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Bachelor's in Psychology and I have a Master's in School Counseling from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan.

My family includes my husband Chad, my 13 year old son Kieran and my 17 year old daughter, Alexandra. My hobbies include: shopping, traveling (especially in Europe), hanging out with friends and attending my kids activities. 


Contact Information:

Evening of Excellence Monday May 21, 2018

Career Center:                

My name is Jo Gatton and I am the Career Center Advisor at GFW High School.  I’ve been with GFW since 2001 and at the High School since 2008.  I live in Gibbon with my husband, Jeff.  Our 4 youngest children all graduated from GFW.

The Career Center office is located in the high school media center, so I also assist students finding books, and maintain the chromebook inventory. 

As the Career Center Advisor, I help students with planning their high school course of study, and making plans for life after high school.  I also help seniors find scholarships to help them finance their after high school education.

I love working with all the students in the high school and consider myself lucky to have this position.

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Career and College Readiness

Career/College Planning

Paying for College

Students with Disabilities

Camps/Enrichment Opportunities


Academic Assistance 

Registration and Planning

SMSU College Now

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

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