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Phone: 440 740-4720
Fax: 440 740-4722
                                                                 
COUNSELORS
  
 Holly Thrasher A-F
 440.740.4723
 thrasherh@bbhcsd.org 
 

 

 
 Jaci Owens G-K              
 Department Chair
 440.740.4719
 owensj@bbhcsd.org
 
 

 
 
 Gina Baeslach L-Rh
 440.740.4725
 baeslachg@bbhcsd.org

 
 
 
  
 Kyle Drypolcher Ri-Z
 440.740.4726
 drypolcherk@bbhcsd.org
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 Shelley Bohrer, School Psychologist
 440.740.4739
 bohrerm@bbhcsd.org

 

 
 
 Gina Mutch, Career Specialist 
 gmutch@cvccworks.edu
 
 
 
 
 
 Georgia Drobny, Administrative Assistant
 440.740.4721
 drobnyg@bbhcsd.org
 Maureen Jonozzo, Secretary
 440.740.4720 
 jonozzom@bbhcsd.org
 
Our Philosophy

Because of continual changes in the home, the community, and the school, the counselors at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School must provide a comprehensive, developmental program which is an equal partner with other essential school programs.

We provide a carefully planned program which helps our students to acquire developmentally-appropriate skills, and we use the latest methods, activities, materials, and technology in this effort. Although we respond to immediate problems and conflicts involving our students, we embrace a proactive approach to our students’ counseling and guidance needs.
 
How Can We Help?

WHO ARE SCHOOL COUNSELORS?

Students are encouraged to visit the guidance office anytime they are free—before school, during a study hall, during lunch or after school. Students should not miss a class in order to see their counselor unless it is an emergency.

When a student enters the guidance office, he or she should sign in on the clipboard located on the counter. If the counselor is not available, the student is encouraged to write a brief note explaining the reason for the visit. The counselor will contact the student as soon as possible after receiving the note.

You are not in trouble if you are asked to come to the guidance office. It is a time to talk and listen.

What might a student ask a counselor about?

· I’m here because other students are giving me a hard time.

· I don’t have any idea what I want to do after graduation.

· I am having problems with one of my teachers.

· My girlfriend/boyfriend dumped me.

· I need help figuring out how to get better grades.

What might a teacher ask a counselor about?

· I need some ideas for helping a student.

· I am teaching a unit on self-image and would like you to be a guest speaker.

What might a parent ask a counselor about?

· I need to communicate with all teachers about a situation at home and/or a medical need.

· I need some suggestions on how to improve my child’s study habits.

· What kind of courses does my child need to take to get into college?

What Does A School Counselor Do?

· CLASSROOM GUIDANCE— Counselors can be used as facilitator or team teachers to help instruct guidance-related topics. e.g. interviewing

· INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING— Counselors are trained to help resolve personal, social, educational, and career development issues.

· GROUP COUNSELING/GUIDANCE— Counseling may be provided on a small-group basis to help students with concerns about relationships, personal matters, and developmental tasks.

· PARENT CONSULTATION— Counselors will conduct parenting meetings, facilitate conferences, and offer appropriate information for situations as they arise.

· STAFF CONSULTATION— Counselors can assist staff members in obtaining knowledge and skills. e.g. learning styles test interpretation.

· CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMUNITY— Counselors may refer students and their families to community agencies when long-term counseling is needed to help with more serious personal, social, or educational concerns.

· ADMINISTRATIVE/CLERICAL ACTIVITIES— The counseling staff will interpret standardized tests, oversee the scheduling process, and review college and scholarship applications and procedures.

· PROGRAM MANAGEMENT— Counselors working collaboratively with other school/community members will work on the development of the guidance program by identifying and gathering guidance resources, designing activities, and assessing and evaluating their impact.

· PUPIL APPRAISAL— Counselors will assist in the collaborative effort to identify students’ strengths, needs and interests through intervention assistance team assessments, multi-factored evaluations, individual career plans, etc.

WHAT IS CONFIDENTIALITY?

The guidance office is a place a student or parent may come to discuss concerns confidentially.

Confidentiality means that personal concerns will not be shared with others. However, counselors are required by law to contact other adults if a situation arises that puts someone in physical or emotional harm.
Brecksville – Broadview Heights City School District
6638 Mill Road  |  Brecksville, Ohio 44141  |  440-740-4000
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