The Counseling department at Williston Middle School is here to help you with a multitude of things. We are available to assist with:

  • Social and emotional development
  • Academic achievement
  • Transcript management
  • Or anything else you want to talk about!

Our mission to help all WMS students adjust to stress and challenges of being in middle school as much as possible. We understand whether you are a straight-A student who is breezing through middle school, someone who has just moved to Williston and doesn't know many people yet, or someone who is not succeeding academically, there are always times you might want someone to talk to.

Meet the Counselors


Kelly Cathey, Williston Middle School Counselor
Phone: 701-572-5618

Kelly Cathey is a school counselor at Williston Middle School. She has a degree in Sociology and English from California State University San Bernardino, which was perfect for her stepping into studying Education and specializing in School Counseling. She has been working for schools since 1990, initially teaching in elementary schools and, for the past few years, working as a school counselor, the perfect job for her.

"It is my goal to make people smile while they learn because I want everyone to be happy and smart at the same time.

Meeting and making new friends, learning about different cultures and trying unusual foods are things I enjoy. I love the United States and like to drive around the country to see its beauty. Currently, I am learning how to make quilts, belong to a photography club, and interested in anthropology and ancient history."

Fun Fact: One winter I challenged myself to walk across Alaska from December to May.