About Your School Counselor
Parkway HS Counselor
Introducing Your School Counselor:

Ohio School Counselors

Help Our Children Find Success in School by…


·Helping develop positive attitudes among students towards self, family, and community.


·Counseling with studentsindividually and in groups to understand and appreciate their unique qualities and to grow personally and socially.


·Supporting students in developing an individual plan for academic success.


·Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as making healthy decisions, resolving conflicts, and respecting others.


·Assisting students to become invested in their school success by showing them how school performance relates to career opportunities.


·Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers that may impede student achievement.


Ohio School Counselors Help Our Children Prepare for the Future by…


·Assisting students to develop personal awareness and explore career goals.

·Counseling students regarding career planning and preparation.

·Sharing scholarship and financial aid information for post-secondary education.

·Helping develop communication and interpersonal skills needed to relate well to others.

·Providing a comprehensive and developmental guidance and counseling program that impacts all students K-12.

·Assisting students to learn, to work, to live in the 21stcentury.



School Counselors Believe …


·Young people have dignity and worth as human beings.

·Young people need to experience significance in their school and community.

·Young people have the ability to succeed and become contributing members of our society.

·Young people need guidance and support from school, parents, and community as they seek to find their place in society.

·Schools, parents, and communities that communicate and collaborate provide the most effective support to young people. 

School Counselors…

·Provide direct counseling services to students individually and in support groups.

·Provide education and support services to parents.

·Provide consultation services to teachers.

·Provide staff in-services.

·Facilitate referrals to community support services.

·Advise students on academic planning.

·Provide career guidance to students.

·Provide career information to parents.

·Maintain an up-to-date library of career and post-secondary school information.

·Network with post-secondary schools.

·Serve on school and community committees addressing the needs of young people.


·By age 21, today's young people

face more decisions than their grandparents faced in a lifetime.

·One out of five families move each year.

·Everyone faces career decisions.


Young people face greater risks than previous generations:

·Young people face critical decisions about sexuality.

·Young people face-increasing violence in our society and in their schools.

·So young people face hopelessness that can lead to self-destructive behavior.


Young people affected by these and other problems are not able to achieve at their full academic potential. The counselor's primary task is to help them become better learners by providing a comprehensive program that includes responsive services, individual planning, systems support and a guidance curriculum.


The Professional School Counselor has a master's degree in school counseling, including coursework in career development, human growth and behavior, guidance and information services, and a supervised internship.