About Our Counselors
I have been with the school district since 1999, working in three different settings during this time. Since fall of 2010, I have been the school counselor at the Worthington Middle School. Prior to this position, I was a Family Advocate at Prairie Elementary for 8 years and the Youth Initiatives Coordinator at the Nobles County Integration Collaborative for 3 years. When I am not in school I enjoy watching my kids play sports, playing board games and reading.
My name is Stephanie Jacobsma and I am a counselor at the middle school. I earned my master’s degree through Buena Vista. Prior to that I was a social worker in health care and provided child care in my home. I am married and have 3 sons. We enjoy camping and outdoor activities in the summer, watching movies and spending time with family.
Hello, my name is Payton Stofferan and I am a counselor at Worthington Middle School. I started my career in school counseling with District 518 at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. I graduated high school in 2015 from Sibley-Ocheyedan. I obtained my Associate of Arts degree from Northwest Iowa Community College. I then transferred to Buena Vista University and obtained my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services in August of 2019. I also minored in trauma advocacy. I obtained my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Upper Iowa University in May of 2023. In my free time, I like to hang out with my family and friends.