What is the Role of the School Counselor?


School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. SCHOOL COUNSELORS hold, at minimum, a master’s degree in school counseling, meet the state certification/licensure standards, fulfill continuing education requirements, and uphold ASCA ethical and professional standards.

School counselors work to maximize student success, promoting access and equity for all students. As vital members of the school, school counselors create a school culture of success for all.


School counselors help all students:

· apply academic achievement strategies

· manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills

· plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force)

· provide individual student academic planning and goal setting

· deliver school counseling classroom lessons

· provide short-term counseling to students

· complete referrals for long-term support

· collaborate with families/teachers/ administrators/ community for student success

· advocate for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused meetings

· analyze data to identify student issues, needs and challenges

· act as a system change agent to improve equity and access, achievement, and opportunities for all student

 Who Is My PHS Counselor?

The Parkville High School Counseling Team has caseloads divided by ALPHA. To identify your school counselor, simply look at the first letter of your last name and match it to the list below. Example: If your last name is James your school counselor is Mr. Ciorra, unless you are in the ESOL 1+2 or AVID specialty programs. Each counselor works with one administrator whose name is listed under the administrator column next to the school counselor’s name. You can contact your school counselor by sending an email through Schoology or by sending an email to their email address.


First Letter of Last Name

School Counselor



Mr. Lee Sherline


Ms. Maria McClung


Ms. Kelsey Bardoff


Mr. Paul Satterfield



Mr. Alex Ciorra


Ms. Amy Tyler



Ms. Helen Tracey


Mr. Carl Armstrong


Ms. Emily Wolf


Mr. Willis Spencer



Ms. James and Mr. Ciorra’s caseloads are not divided by ALPHA. They are divided by specialty.

ESOl 1 and ESOL 2

Ms. Kate Brillon

College and Career

AVID, Department Chair

Ms. Laura Serico


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