Phone: (970) 348-2367


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed.,Counseling M.ED MSW

Mrs. Julie VanDenBerg

Hello, this is my first year as a school counselor at Shawsheen Elementary School.  I am very excited to be here.  I moved to Colorado with my family from Dallas, Texas this summer. Prior to living in Texas, I lived in Arizona and prior to that Chicago, IL.   I have one daughter and one son and three dogs.  My husband and I enjoying hiking, and  long walks all around the amazing trails here in northern Colorado. 

I have been a school counselor for seventeen years.  I started my profession as a high school counselor and then middle school counselor and for the last ten years I am following my true passion as an elementary counselor.  

I received my masters in counseling with a school counseling emphasis from Northern Arizona University, I also received an M.ED in Education with a K-8th teaching certificate (also from Northern Arizona University).  I graduate in December 2021 with a Master's in Social Work from Arizona State University.

I value equity and believe in the personal dignity and value of each student and family that I serve.  I do believe ALL students should have access to a high quality education and I am committed to helping all students reach their full academic, social and emotional potential.