Phone: 208-455-1148 ext. 5016


Degrees and Certifications:

MS in Counseling (School track) Idaho Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) National Certified Counselor (NCC) Idaho Pupil Personnel Certification K-12 Counselor

Mrs. Karla Schmelzenbach

Hello Purple Sage Families! 2022-23 will be my fourth year as a school counselor at Purple Sage Elementary. I love our students and school community! I have a passion for elementary students and believe these years are pivotal for emotional, social, and academic development.  I will be dedicated to working with all students to be the best they can be and to help them grow towards their full potentials.  

A little bit about me:  I received my school counseling degree from Northwest Nazarene University in May of 2019.  Prior to seeking my counseling degree, I was an active parent, classroom volunteer, PTA member, recess duty, and also an assistant secretary at two different elementary schools in the Treasure Valley.  These experiences helped me discover how much I love working with students and families in the school environment and the school community.  As a counselor, I like to help students discover their own solutions to problems.  I believe in encouragement and focusing on each child's strengths.  

I enjoy getting to know families and supporting you in any way possible.  No matter what this school year brings, I look forward to connecting with you to support your PSE student(s).  Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of assistance in any way!