Counselor Information

Counselor Information


Maria Hartung


Stagebarn Middle School

(605) 787-4172; extension 6334 


Mrs. Hartung has a Master of Science in Counseling & Human Resource Development, specializing in School Counseling, from South Dakota State University. Originally from north central South Dakota, Mrs. Hartung, and her family live in Summerset and have called the Black Hills their home for nearly 14 years. In her free time Mrs. Hartung enjoys hiking, snow-shoeing, skiing, reading, cooking, and keeping up with her twin boys.


What do School Counselors do?

School Counselors work with students on an individual, small group and whole-class level to help them face the unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that have an impact on academic achievement. School Counselors also attend and participate in academic intervention meetings, organize and administer building testing, consult with parents, teachers, administrators and students, respond to school crises or emergency situations, and provide information and resources to parents for a variety of issues

Student Services Information



Safe2Say South Dakota is a statewide tip line that allows South Dakota students, school staff, and community members to safely and anonymously report sensitive information that concerns their safety, or the safety of others, including mental health concerns. Safe2Say South Dakota encourages you to come forward as soon as you think there is a threat to you, someone you know, your school, or hometown. When you see something, say something, with an anonymous tip that can bring much-needed help, any time, any day.