Guidance Department Faculty

Mrs. Christie Piascik

Phone: 610.282.1421 ext. 7555

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Psychology, Lehigh University M. Ed. Secondary School Counseling, Lehigh University Educational Specialist II, Secondary School Counselor 7-12

Mrs. Christie Piascik

School Counselor (A-G)

Christie Piascik joined Southern Lehigh in 2016. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Lehigh University; as well as her M. Ed. Secondary School Counseling degree. She has previous experience as the High School Counselor at Garnet Valley School District for 4 years (2011-2015). She was also a Middle School counselor at Wallingford-Swarthmore School District for 1 year (2015-2016).

 

Mrs. Lynne Kelly

Phone: 610.282.1421 ext. 7557

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

M. Ed., Secondary School Counseling, Lehigh University B.S. K-12 Family and Consumer Science Edu, Mansfield University

Mrs. Lynne Kelly

School Counselor (P-Z)

Mrs. Kelly earned her Masters of Education in Secondary School Counseling from Lehigh University as well as her Bachelors of Science degree from Mansfield University in K-12 Family and Consumer Science Education. She is the counselor for students last name P-Z here at the high school as well as a SAP Team Member and the AP Coordinator. She has been a secondary school counselor at both Harrison Morton Middle School and Louis E. Dieruff High School in the Allentown District. Previous to working in counseling, she was the Family and Consumer Science teacher in the Boyertown Area and Bethlehem Area School Districts.

Mrs. Melody Davis

Phone: 610.282.1421 ext. 7552

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melody Davis

Guidance Administrative Assistant

Guidance secreataries help with a variety of tasks. However, please contact me if you have specific questions about:

Student registration/enrollment
Sapphire
Keystone Exams
Record Requests (from other school districts)

Mrs. Tamme Westbrooks

Phone: 610.282.1421 ext. 7556

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Psychology, Lycoming College M. Ed. Secondary School Counseling, Millersville University Educational Specialist II, Secondary School Counselor 7-12

Mrs. Tamme Westbrooks

School Counselor (H-O)

Tamme Westbrooks joined Southern Lehigh in 2002. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Lycoming College.  She completed her graduate work at Millersville University were she received her M. Ed. in Secondary School Counseling.  Tamme oversees Keystone and SAT/PSAT testing.  

Mr. Cotie Strong

Phone: 610.282.1421 ext. 7558

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Psychology, Bucknell Univeristy M. Ed. Human Development, Lehigh University Ed. S. School Psychology, Lehigh Univeristy

Mr. Cotie Strong

School Psychologist

Cotie Strong joined Southern Lehigh in 2005. He received his B.A. in Psychology and minor in Education from from Bucknell University. He completed his graduate work at Lehigh University were he received his M. Ed. in Human Development and Ed. S. in school psychology. While he works full time at the high school, he does have experience working at the middle school level. Outside of the classroom, Cotie works with our student-athletes as the head track and field coach for Southern Lehigh. 

 

 

Mrs. Mandi Mowrey

Phone: 610.282.1421 ext. 7551

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elem. Educ. Pre K- 6th Grade, Penn State University

Mrs. Mandi Mowrey

Guidance Administrative Assistant

Guidance secreataries help with a variety of tasks. However, please contact me if you have specific questions about:

Naviance
Transcript Requests (alumni)
Education Verifications
Advanced Placement Exams
Scheduling College Visits

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    "We are no longer 'guidance counselors' only focused on graduation and course selection for students. We are professional school counselors who focus on the academic, personal/social AND career development of ALL students."

Guidance Meetings

  • How Does a Student See His or Her Counselor?

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    Most appointments are either made by the students themselves stopping into guidance and making an appointment through one of the secretaries, or the counselors scheduling them and passes being sent out to the students home room teacher. They can also be made by:

    • Self-referral / visiting the counseling office
    • Appointments made by counselor
    • Parent referral
    • Administrative referral
    • Teacher or other staff referral
    • Referral by friends

    Students should also feel free to e-mail their counselor with general questions or concerns.

     

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  • When Do the Counselors Meet With their Students?

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    The goal is for counselors to meet with every student a minimum of once every year. There is a general schedule that is followed that can give you an idea of when you will be scheduled. This does not mean students cannot make appointments outside of this schedule; this is just to ensure that every student meets with their counselor.

     

    Fall (September-October): 

    -Seniors (12th) to make sure graduation requirements will be met with their schedule and help with college application process

    Winter (November-December):

    -Freshman (9th) and new students to meet for the firs time, check in with their schedules and transitionig from the Middle School

    Early Spring (February-March):

    -Juniors (11th) to discuss future plans, college and career planning, scheduling, etc.

    -A junior parent meeting is usually offered around this time as well

    Spring (April-May):

    -Sophomores (10th) to check in and check their schedules

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  • How and Why Do Parents Contact Their Student’s Counselor?

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    • Email
    • Phone Call
    • Student Achievement / advisement
    • Family difficulties, concerns, or health problems
    • New school registration
    • Discussing special needs of the child
    • Early discussion and identification of potential student crisis
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