Each class is divided alphabetically into 3 groups, with each group assigned to a counselor. Counselors work directly with that group of students from the beginning of their freshman year through graduation. Our goal is to provide every student with comprehensive guidance and counseling that reflects their individual needs while supporting students to achieve their academic and personal goals. Throughout the year, counselors meet with students individually, in small groups and in the classroom to help with:

  • Academic advising including course selection, scheduling, and academic support
  • Social and emotional counseling including peer relationships, stress management, conflict resolution and crisis intervention
  • Career exploration
  • Post-secondary planning and the college application process

Meet the Counselors

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Mrs. Tara Kane

Administrative Assistant to the Counseling Office

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Ms. Elizabeth Barbone

School Counselor

Ms. Barbone attended Kutztown University for her undergraduate degree in Psychology, We...

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Mrs. Beth McDonnell

School Counselor

Beth McDonnell joined the guidance department in August of 2014. She received her Bache...

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Mr. Bill Shearer

School Counselor

Mr. Shearer joined the Springfield Guidance Department in the summer of 2004 after...

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