Counselor Information

Sturgis Williams Middle School

(605) 347-5232

Natalie Serbousek 

This is Mrs. Serbousek’s 3rd year at SWMS and she works with students in our building Monday - Friday. She has an undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s in School Counseling from the University of Missouri. Mrs. Serbousek (or “Serbo”) moved to Sturgis from Kansas City (GO CHIEFS) in 2015 with her husband, a veterinarian in Sturgis and two dogs. In her free time, Mrs. Serbousek enjoys running, hiking, snow-boarding and doing various Pinterest-inspired DIY projects. 

Maria Hartung 

Mrs. Hartung (pronounced HAR-TOON), is in her 2nd year as a School Counselor at SWMS. Prior to deciding to go back to school to become a School Counselor, Mrs. Hartung worked in admissions and marketing for Black Hills State University where she also received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 2007. Her Master of Science degree in Counseling & Human Resource Development specializing in School Counseling was obtained from South Dakota State University. Mrs. Hartung lives in Summerset with her husband Josh and twin three-year-old boys, Henry & Oliver. Being with her family takes up most of her time, but she also enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, snowshoeing and cheering on the Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Hardrockers and the Denver Broncos. 

What do School Counselors do? 

The School Counselors at Sturgis Williams Middle School work with students on an individual, small group and whole-class level to help them face the unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that have an impact on academic achievement. Our School Counselors also attend and participate in academic intervention meetings, organize and administer building testing, consult with parents, teachers, administrators and students, respond to school crises or emergency situations, and provide information and resources to parents for a variety of issues. 

Upcoming Events: 

Thursday, Oct. 19th @ 6:00pm - SWMS School Counselors are bringing Hollie Strand, Computer Forensic Examiner from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, for a PARENT-ONLY Cyber-Safety Presentation. Snacks & refreshments will be available. For questions or additional information on this event, please contact Natalie Serbousek at We hope you can join us!