About Mrs. Sandberg

Hello, Rover Students and Families!

My name is Kathy Sandberg and I am the Rootstown High School Counselor.  I LOVE working with teenagers and have so enjoyed my time at Rootstown High School.  I have a unique background which I have found to be helpful when working with your son or daughter.  I graduated from Bluffton College (now University) with a bachelor's degree in Business and Psychology.  I went to Miami University of Ohio and obtained my master's degree in Higher Education Administration.  During this time, I worked in Career Planning and Placement at Miami University assisting college students in their career development.  Due to a move to Wooster, I began working for the Mental Health Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties in which I served as the Community Health Educator.  I worked closely with teens in the area on a myriad of topics.  I then worked at Ashland University as Director of Student Life.  This was a FUN job as I worked with college students in a variety of ways as well as teaching a critical thinking course.  Due to another move to Durham, North Carolina, I worked in admissions at Duke University.  This experience was wonderful as I gained great insight into the college admission process.  Another move to Northeast Ohio and having three children gave me experiences volunteering in my town as well as serving as a secretary in an elementary school.  I went back to school and obtained my license in school counseling from Kent State University after my children were grown, and have LOVED being at Rootstown High School.

I have been married for 34 years to my wonderful husband, and I have three grown children and a granddaughter.   When I am not at work, I love to travel, read, play bells in my church bell choir, volunteer in my community, hang out with my dear friends, try my hand at pickleball, and spend time with my family--including my two cats and a dog.

Please know how much I appreciate our students, parents, and staff at Rootstown High School.  I am happy to assist your son/daughter in their social, emotional, and career needs.