After graduating from Missouri Southern with a degree in music education, Lundien's teaching career included serving as band directory in Diamond, a counselor for Neosho High School, and working in special education for the Webb City School District. Lundien says while his first love was music, he said he felt a calling to transition into the counseling field.
"There were kids struggling with outside issues and influences on their lives and bringing them to school. I started the graduate program at Missouri State and realized that counseling was something I wanted to do in order to help students in a different capacity," says Lundien.
Lundien is currently a counselor at Staley High School in Kansas City. He has also remained involved with Missouri Southern, serving on a teacher education committee that is in charge of scholarships.
He will be officially recognized during the Missouri School Counselor Association's Fall Conference, to be held Nov. 2-4 at Tan-Tar-A Resort.
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