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Silina Branson

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 573-346-9239 EXT 2181

                                   2nd Grade & (Kindergarten Holladay, Virtue, Hernandez, Hendon, Lear, Schwantes)


Outside of working my dream job as Counselor here at Dogwood Elementary, I love to spend time with my family and doing activities such as boating and traveling.




2021-Present Counselor Dogwood Elementary


2018-2021 Counselor Omaha South High Nebraska


2002-2018 School Social Worker Council Bluffs, Iowa



BS in Social Work 

University of Northern Iowa


MS in School Counseling and Preventative Mental Health

Creighton University


Abby Massman:

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 573-346-9239 EXT 2147

                                                   1st Grade & Kindergarten (Lempea, Radlund, Lane, Lee, Baucom, Davis)


Hello! My name is Abby Massman and I love working as an Elementary School Counselor here at Dogwood. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I enjoy being outdoors, riding my horses, and reading a good book. 


Teaching Experience:

2021-Present Counselor at Dogwood Elementary

2020-2021 Counselor at Williamsburg Elementary

2018-2020 Lawson Elementary



BS in Psychology 

Lincoln University


MEd in Elementary School Counseling 

Lincoln University