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About Us

Welcome to the Counseling Office

Mailing Address:

1225 Washington Road

Westminster, MD.  21157

Office Phone Number:

(410) 751-3636

Office Fax Number:

(410) 386-4597

 

 

Westminster High School Counseling Department Mission Statement

Appointment Request:  To schedule an appointment with your counselor, please complete the request form.

New Student Enrollment:  To schedule an appointment to register a new student, please e-mail Karen Lehr, Registrar.

Meet the Counseling Team:

Ms. Heather Bott  

Counselor

Student Last Names 

SD - Z

  • Co-Facilitator:  Mindfulness in Motion Group
  • PSAT Coordinator

Mr. Stephen Byrnes

Counselor

Student Last Names 

A - C

  • Advisor for Foreign Exchange  Students
  • Girls State / Boys State Liaison
  • Peer Facilitator Advisor

Ms. Lindsay Dixon

Counselor

Student Last Names 

ME - SC

  • Sources of Strength Liaison
  • Military Liaison / ASVAB

Ms. Ashley Lindsay 

Counselor

Student Last Names

HB - MD  

  • Outdoor School Coordinator
  • Co-Facilitator:  Mindfulness in Motion Group

Mr. Shawn Minnier 

Counselor

 Student Last Names

D - HA

  • Department Chairperson
  • NCAA Eligibility Liaison
  • Career and Tech Liaison
  • Naviance Liaison

Ms. Laurie Krom  

Counseling Secretary

  • Scholarships
  • PSAT and AP Registration

Ms. Karen Lehr 

Registrar

  • New Student Enrollment / Withdrawals
  • Alumni Transcript Requests

Ms. Karen Nowosielski 

Counseling Secretary

  • College Visits
  • Military Liaison

Ms. Kim Coale

Student Support Services

  • Academic Support Services to assist in Drop-out Prevention
  • Transition Planning - Gateway & Middle Schools
  • Suspension Liaison
  • 504 Case Manager
  • Peer Tutoring

Ms. Darlene Gordon

Intervention Therapist

  • Provides mental health counseling services under special education
  • Consultation with staff

Mr. Steve Bowersox

Career Connections Coordinator

  • Place senior students into internships that support education career plans. Students should begin planning during late sophomore or early junior year.

Mr. Steven Shoup

Pupil Personnel Worker

  • Counseling/conferencing with students and families
  • Connecting families to community resources
  • Developing/supporting dropout prevention and plans to improve student attendance

Mr. Jim Lawson

School Psychologist

  • Assessment for special education services
  • Provides counseling services
  • Consultation with staff