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Guidance

School Counseling Staff

Tina Gall

Tina Gall

Titles: School Counselor, Names A-Cr
Email:
Michele Shade

Michele Shade

Titles: Teacher HS, Names Cu-Ha
Email:
Eva Thorp

Eva Thorp

Titles: School Counselor, Names He-Ma
Email:
Dr. Zelma Mark

Dr. Zelma Mark

Titles: School Counselor, Names Mc-R
Email:
Erica Southworth

Erica Southworth

Titles: School Counselor, Names S-Z
Email:
Laura Allen

Laura Allen

Titles: Guidance Sec 2
Email:
Patricia Hooper

Patricia Hooper

Titles: Registrar 4
Email:

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School Counselor Responsibilities

A school counselor’s role is to assist students with their academic, career, and social/emotional goals and needs. School counselors are state certified and have a Master’s degree in counseling. While counselors do not provide therapy, they can assist students in a variety of ways including problem-solving, developing critical thinking skills, and setting and achieving goals. A school counselor’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Counsels students based on their individual needs and concerns
  • Helps students assess their strengths and weaknesses
  • Provides individual counseling to students focusing on personal, career, and academic areas
  • Provides students with information about the SAT and ACT
  • Assists students with post-graduation planning, including college, employment, military, and other paths
  • Coordinates college, military, trade/technical visitation programs and provides student recommendations
  • Links students with community agencies and resources to provide supplemental support
  • Works with students to ensure appropriate course selection and course scheduling with regard to graduation requirements
  • Facilitates contact between parents and teachers for the purpose of monitoring student progress

Xello

Xello is an engaging, online program that helps K-12 students define their future goals and transform their aspirations into actionable plans for success. The program puts students at the center of their college and career planning experience. It helps them build self-knowledge, explore their options, create a plan, and develop the 21st-century skills needed to thrive in the world of work.

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