Mr. Harlander has spent a total of 30 years working with today’s youth and their families. He began his commitment to young people while in high school as a peer helper. As a college student- athlete, he volunteered his time as a motivational speaker, something that he continues to enjoy doing today. After finishing college, he began his professional career in the area of children’s mental health, through residential treatment and home based services as a Family Counselor. In 2007, working with the Hutchinson School District administration began his mission of creating a “Safe Place” for all students by helping them find their “Sense of Belonging” as the director of the REACH Program.
During his “free time” Mr. Harlander coaches football and provides outreach through Chad Greenway’s “Day to REACH” and Dallas Champions Academy camps. Chad has devoted his life to working with today’s youth and their families as well as giving back.
Katelyn has worked in the social services field for nearly 10 years. She has a Master’s degree in social work and holds a school social work license in addition to her LGSW license from the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Katelyn enjoys learning and has additional training in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), trauma informed care, and chemical dependency. She has a history in various settings including residential treatment, child welfare, and parental voluntary programming and case management. During her unstructured time, Katelyn enjoys being outdoors, camping, running, traveling and attending her children’s sporting events.
Rhoda Hubbard – REACH Teacher
Rhoda has spent 25 years working with adolescents in residential treatment, as an innovative middle school Geography and Special Education teacher. Working with public and private community agencies, Rhoda also served as the HHS Family Liaison and Displaced Families advocate. This is Rhoda’s 7th year as part of the REACH team where she is passionate about creating a safe, supportive and stimulating classroom where personal growth is an expectation; where students know they are cared about and they are held accountable for their personal behavior and academic habits. Rhoda holds an MA in Education and has completed coursework toward a Masters in Counseling and Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Professional competencies include ACES, Differentiated Instruction, SEL, Multiple Intelligences, Children Mindfulness and Yoga. Personal endeavors include a love of community theatre, live music, writing, travel, humor, all things family and the sandy shores of Lake Michigan!
Angela Young – REACH Educational Support
Angela has worked in educational settings for over 30 years. First as a Speech/Language Clinician for public and private schools before taking some time off to raise her three children. She then returned to school as an ALC/Sped Ed/REACH para. She is pleased she is able to continue her career in the educational field helping REACH create a Safe Place for students.