School Counseling Staff

Tina Gall
Mrs. Tina Gall (A−Cr)
Michele Shade
 Ms. Michele Shade (Cu−Ha)

Eva Thorpe
Ms. Eva Thorp (He−Ma)

Dr. Z. Mark
Dr. Z. Mark (Mc−R)

Erica Southworth
Mrs. Erica Southworth (S−Z)

Laura Allen
Mrs. Laura Allen
School Counseling Secretary

Patricia Hooper
Ms. Patricia Hooper

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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

Career Cruising

The Career Cruising program is an interactive, user-friendly online resource that can help students with career exploration, college searches, academic planning, goal setting & more! This one-stop hub is designed to help students develop a unique profile that meets their individual needs.

For more information on this resource and how it works, please review our Guide to Career Cruising.

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