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Ms. Kristi Shanks

Secondary School Counselor




Go Wolverines!!!


Phone: JH/HS: 712-372-4656

Elementary: 712-447-6318

Email: kshanks@rvwolverines.org


My name is Kristi (Harris) Shanks, and I'm the Secondary School Counselor here at River Valley. Welcome to my webpage! I hope the information provided here serves you well and answers questions you may have.

A bit about me:
I grew up in Moville, IA and graduated from Woodbury Central. After high school, I attended the University of South Dakota for one year, Western Iowa Tech for one year, and spent my last two years at Iowa State, from which I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I earned a Master's in School Counseling from Wayne State College in May 2017. I also earned a coaching authorization from Northwestern College.

This fall marks the beginning of my first full year serving as School Counselor at River Valley. In my short time at River Valley, I have found a home in both the community and school district, and I look forward to continuing to work with students, families, faculty members, and external stakeholders to meet the academic, career, and social/emotional needs of all students.

Please don't hesitate to call or email me with any questions you may have. I'm happy to help however I'm able. Let's have a great year!


"Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and diligence." - Abigail Adams