Justine Litzko

About Me

Hello!  My name is Justine Litzko, and I am the counselor at Twin Lakes Elementary.  This is my third year as the counselor at TLE, and I continually feel blessed to work at this school and in this community.  

I currently live in Post Falls with my husband, Ryan.  We have been married for two years.  Some of my hobbies include traveling, fishing, doing arts and crafts, and spending time with family.


My Education

I graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Bachelor's degree in secondary education.  I then went on to pursue my graduate degree at Gonzaga University (Go Zags!).  I graduated from GU with my Master's degree in school counseling.


I am fortunate enough to work with all students at Twin Lakes Elementary, and I get to work with them through a variety of ways. Some of these major ways include:

- Teaching classroom counseling lessons in every class

- Running small group counseling sessions

- Running student lunch bunches

- Conducting individual counseling sessions

- Conducting student check-ins 

My job is to support students, families, and staff.  I am here to support students in all aspects of their lives including social/emotional development, academics, and career awareness.


To effectively deliver a comprehensive school counseling program, based on the American School Counseling Association model, that fosters development in academic, social/emotional, and college and career readiness areas.  Elementary counseling programs will provide all students the opportunity to learn and gain skills in order to develop their unique potential to become successful in all aspects of life.


All students will be inspired to become life-long learners who will be prepared to meet the challenges of the ever changing world.


The Backpack Program is a partnership between Twin Lakes Elementary and the Rathdrum Lion's Club.  Each week, the Lion's Club provides food packs for TLE.  These food packs then go home with participating students on the last day of the school week.  Families may sign up for this program throughout the year, however, spaces are limited.  If you would like to be a part of this program, please contact Mrs. Litzko.


We always keep extra clothing and school supplies on hand at TLE.  If you are in need of this assistance, please contact Mrs. Litzko.

* We gladly accept donations to our TLE Clothes Closet- shirts, pants, sweats, sweatshirts, coats, shoes, boots, gloves, etc.  Every bit helps!


- Email: justine.litzko@lakeland272.org

- Phone number: (208) 687-5870             ext. 4607