Counseling

Northfield Counseling Department Mission:

Our mission as NHS Professional School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive, developmental, data-driven counseling program to ensure that all students have the academic, personal-social and 21st century skills needed to graduate and successfully pursue post-secondary options.

Northfield Counseling in Action:

NHS Counselors use data, the School Performance Framework, and the Unified Improvement Plan to create annual goals that are measured and reported on each year. We focus on the achievement of ALL students so we can close gaps that exist in graduation rates, academics, and success. We collaborate with community based organizations and school staff to better the lives of our students and take a leadership role so we can better advocate for our kids.
We spend at least 80% of our time providing student services. These services include academic advisement to increase achievement and engagement, personal/social counseling to decrease barriers to academics, and career and college counseling to increase motivation and achievement. Whether we are running groups at lunch time, leading school-wide initiatives, helping students complete their Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP), or assisting a student through a crisis your School Counselors are passionate about what they do and are intentional in their work.

 

School Counselors:

Julie DeGuire – last names A – G: julie_deguire@dpsk12.org
Jared Lewis – last names H – O: jared_lewis@dpsk12.org
Ashley Odekirk – last names P – Z: ashley_odekirk@dpsk12.org