School Counseling Staff

John Hickling has been the school counselor (and registrar) for Central Campus since the 2018-19 school year.  He has taught general and vocal music, Spanish, and been a counselor at all grade levels K-12 in Iowa and Illinois.  John first came to Central Campus in the 2007-08 school year as a second counselor.  Due to budget cuts, John was given the opportunity to serve students in DMPS at all grade levels.  Besides Central, John has been a school counselor at Willard ES, Brubaker ES, Weeks MS, McKinley ES, and Windsor ES.  John’s last teaching assignment was at WDMCS Valley HS as a vocal music director.

  • 2007, MSEd, Buena Vista University, School Guidance & Counseling
  • 1999, MME, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Choral Music Emphasis
  • 1992, BA, Monmouth College (IL), Music Education and Spanish (minor)

Contact:  Email (preferred) –  ||  Phone – 515.242.7676


Mary Vang has been the school counseling assistant for Central Campus since the 2018-19 school year.

Contact:  Email –  ||  Phone – 515.242.8117