In honor of National School Counseling Week (Feb. 2-6), the Porter County Career and Technical Center would like to thank and acknowledge the local high school guidance counselors who help students every day.
The career center serves students from all of Porter County, plus Hobart High School in Lake County. It offers about 36 programs at 12 sites and depends heavily on high school counselors to help connect students with appropriate half-day programs.
Area high school guidance counselors include
Boone Grove/Porter Township High School — Anastasia Hernandez, Kelly Johnson
Chesterton High School — Michelle Dailey, Danielle Konopasek, Karen Moffett (director), James Moore, Julie Roytan, Jennifer Thoms
Hebron High School — Michelle Bush
Hobart High School — Danielle Adams, James Kammer (director), Doug Klukken
Kouts High School — Celeste Robinson
Morgan High School — Kim Lambka
Portage High School — Shirley Bustos, Carrie McGinty, Sheila Parker, Sarah Senart, Kathy Shrader (director)
Valparaiso High School — Jessica Beemsterboer, Roberta Garcia, Ryan McSparin, Gordana Sormaz, Gloria Zimmerman
Washington Township High School — Jennifer Symer
Wheeler/Union Township High School — Andrea Day
These are just a few of the professionals in Northwest Indiana who help students with all kinds of needs on a daily basis. There are many other dedicated counselors at area high, middle, and elementary schools.