Teacher Spotlight: Misty Madsen
by Keegan Beck
Marshal Magazine will be starting a weekly spotlight about the each of the teachers and faculty here at Rockwell. This week’s spotlight is Misty Madsen, the school counselor.
Misty was born on June 12th, in Provo, Utah. She attended Provo High and then she went to UVU and Utah State University, where she got her Master’s Degree in School Counseling.
“I was both excited and nervous for high school,” Misty said. “Luckily, my best friend and I had a few classes together, which it made high school better.”
Misty enjoyed high school as it helped shape her ideas for her own career later in life. Misty became a school counselor because of the example of great school counselors she had as a kid.
“My counselor, Jennifer Hyde, was an amazing support & example in my life,” she said. “I want to make a difference like she did for me.”
Misty has had some entertaining moments as a counselor, and she says these exciting moments always keep things interesting.
“The funniest memory I have working as a counselor was when I accidently locked a student in the boys bathroom during a drill,” she said. “And the best moment is every graduation. Seeing each student succeed to getting their diplomas is the best.”
Family is important to Misty, and she is grateful for the example of her mom throughout her life.
“ My role model would be my mom,” Misty said. “She is a great example of love & service, and she seems to know when others need a pick-me-up, a shoulder to cry on, or a laugh. She’s my hero!”