Today’s young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse and mobile society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. To help ensure that they are prepared to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders, and citizen”, every student needs support, guidance, and opportunities during adolescence, a time of rapid growth and change. Adolescents face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that impact academic achievement.
Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. The professional high school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform and challenges facing today’s students.
We celebrated National School Counseling week last February 2015 and we put together this video.Our school social workers play a unique role in the school as they work with school staff, students, families, and community agencies in removing barriers to education. They serve as the vital link between home, school, and community. Some of the services provided by our school social workers include: Counseling, Groups, Family Contact, Interventions, crisis support, RTI Tier 2 & 3 interventions, and SPED services. The professional high school social workers holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school social work. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform and challenges facing today’s students.
Elgin High School Guidance Department Staff
The school’s phone number, (847) 888-5100, must be dialed before the extension.
Caitlyn Druger Director of Special Education, Guidance, Assessment, AP Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 8265
Maribel Saldua Secretary email@example.com ext. 5113
Guidance Counselors A - Chal Heather Spear firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 5120 Cham - Gol Breann Tomaso email@example.com ext. 5119 Gom - Lon Patrick McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 5112 Loo - Pak Becky Bernasek ext. 5122 Pal - Santa David Hess email@example.com ext. 6993 Sante - Z Violetta Losowski firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 5118 ELL A - Z Martin Aburto email@example.com ext. 5121
Lisa Holbrook ext. 5173 Social Workers A - D Amy Vecchio firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 4145 E - O Christine Larison email@example.com ext. 5364 P - Z Jessica Kim firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance Procedures/Handouts/Power Points
Counselors will meet with students at various times throughout the year. Students are welcome to make an appointment with their assigned counselor whenever necessary. In order to set up an appointment a student may stop by and place his or her name on that counselor’s individual sign- up sheet, which is conveniently located on the front counter of the Guidance Department. Parents may call the counselor’s direct number (see chart below) to schedule an appointment, leave a message or ask a question. Students are assigned to counselors based on the spelling of their last names.
Tier one universal groups are meetings with students at the beggining of the year to give grade level guidance.