Counseling Staff

Meet the Counseling Staff. Click on their name to find our more about them.
6th Grade - Mrs. Stefanie Lorenzen 402-715-8508

My name is Stefanie Lorenzen and this is my 13th year at Russell Middle School as a School Counselor. Before I came to RMS, I was a Social Studies teacher at Millard West High School for 5 years.

I enjoy being involved in our school. I coach Cross Country and Morning Wellness Club. I am also the Student Leadership Team and Teammates facilitator. 

Outside of school, I lead an active lifestyle. I enjoy running. I love to travel and read books. My husband and I enjoy watching football together and trying different restaurants. I have 4 daughters, a son in law, and a granddaughter.

Middle School is an exciting, challenging, and memorable time in your life. The best part is that every day YOU get to decide what kind of day it will make it a good day. And remember, life doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by change! If you want something, make it happen!


Mrs. Lorenzen's Virtual Office

Stefanie Lorenzen




7th Grade - Mr. Tim Lucks 402-715-8509

My name is Tim Lucks. This is my 2nd year as a counselor for Russell Middle School, but my 14th year in education.

I am the high jump coach for the Track team and Basketball and Football volunteer.

When I am not at school, I live a busy lifestyle keeping up with my 3 kids under 8 years old. I enjoy spending time with my wife traveling, going to concerts and exploring new restaurants. In my free time I enjoy working out, playing basketball and family time watching movies and playing games. 

I am excited to work with all of the students and families at Russell and look forward to meeting all of you. Please visit the Russell counseling parent lounge to help assist you and your child. Also, please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.

Check out my Virtual Office!


8th Grade - Mrs. Cari Hagemoser 402-715-8510

My name is Cari Hagemoser. I am so excited to see what this school year will bring! You will seem me in the hallways, at lunch, and even in some of your classes, feel free to say hi at any time or come down to the Counseling office if something is on your mind! The best part of my job is to see how much growth students have had from year to year and helping the students be successful while learning the ins and outs of Middle School.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, playing with our baby boy, and my husband. We enjoy doing taking family walks, swimming, traveling, and cheering on the Huskers.


Mrs. Hagemoser's Virtual Office

Cari Hagemoser

School Based Mental Health Therapist - Dr. Kaitlyn Young 402-715-8511

Hello! My name is Dr. Kaitlyn Young and I started working with Russell Middle School as a mental health therapist in November 2022. I am also a therapist at Kiewit Middle School and have worked with other middle schools in the Millard Public School District since July 2020.

I love working with students, caregivers, and teachers to help students reach their goals and support their well-being. If you are interested in learning more or starting therapy with me, talk to your school counselor about "meeting with Dr. Young" or therapy. 

Outside of school, I spend time weight-lifting, hiking, listening to podcasts, playing games, reading books, and cooking (and of course, a lot of Netflix!). I look forward to meeting with and learning more about you!


School Social Worker TBA - 402-715-8511