Welcome To The Elementary School Counselor's Page
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters Degree in Counseling and School Psychological Examiner Certification
My name is Nicole Hambelton. This is my second year at Gainesville Elementary as School Counselor. I am looking forward to another great year with all my little Bulldogs.
I graduated from Lutie High School. I earned my Associate Degree at Missouri State University-West Plains in 2002. I then transferred to Drury University where I earned my Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice in 2004. After working for the Department of Family Services for several years, I returned to college and completed my Masters of Science Degree in Counseling from Missouri State University in 2012. A short time after working as a School Counselor, I earned my certification as a School Psychological Examiner from Lindenwood University in 2015.
I have been blessed to have lived in the Ozarks my entire life. I am married to Monty Hambelton. We have been married for 13 years. We have one son, who attends Gainesville Elementary. He is absolutely the joy of our life. I enjoy spending quality time with my family. The things we enjoy the most together are the many activities that we are blessed to have in our area, such as spending time at the lakes, creeks, and rivers. We enjoy raising cattle and horses. We are also especially fond of our dogs.