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Hi everyone!  I am the school counselor at Betty Kiefer Elementary.  This is my 11th year as a Bobcat.  I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington with a degree in social work.  Shortly after, I moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan and became a Wolverine at the University of Michigan, where I received my Masters Degree in Social Work. 

At Betty Kiefer we have a vested interest in making sure we create a safe, kind, caring and compassionate environment for ALL students.  We have several school wide programs to help us encourage students, staff, and parents to recognize the importance of treating people with respect, kindness and compassion. In addition to school wide programs, I also teach guidance lessons in the classroom.  Classroom lessons may include topics such as personal safety, conflict resolution and empathy lessons.  I also run small groups for students during the school day.  The focus of the groups vary from year to year based on the needs of the students.  Topics that groups may focus on include changing families, anger management and grief/loss.  I am also available to meet with individual students to address their specific needs. If you are interested in having your son or daughter participate in a group or individual counseling please feel free to contact me at the school by phone or e-mail 687-5206 or


To effectively deliver a comprehensive counseling program based on the American School Counseling model that fosters development in academic, social/emotional, and college and career readiness.  Elementary counseling programs will provide all students the opportunity to lean, gain skills and to develop their unique potential to become successful in all aspects of life. 


All students will be inspired to become lifelong learners who will be prepared to meet the challenges of the ever changing world.


BKE is a Rachel's Challenge School.  We believe that everyone can start their own chain reaction of kindness, by starting with themselves.  We will host a Rachel's Challenge Kickoff Assembly on September 30th @ 1:30.  All are welcome to come!   


This is a partnership between BKE and the Rathdrum Lions Club.  Children who are signed up to participate can grab a bag of food on the last day of the school week.  The bag will contain nutritious, child friendly and easily consumable food, drinks and snacks.  If you are interested in signing up your child(ren), please contact Mrs. Miller.


Shepherd of the Hills Church has created Rhett's Closet to honor the impact a little boy named Rhett has had on many lives.  They will provide gently used clothes at no cost to families.  Sizes will include infant through pre-teen.  If you are interested in donating or receiving gently used clothes please contact LaWana (208) 683-2450 or Diana (208) 964-0325.   


If your child needs school supplies, please contact Mrs. Miller.


Heritage Health provides access to quality, comprehensive, integrated and preventative health care to the under served of our community with compassion and through collaboration and innovation.  Services that are offered include: medical, dental, behavioral health services and physical therapy. 

14775 N. Kimo Court, Suite B

Rathdrum, Idaho 83858