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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

Counseling Appointment: To schedule an appointment with your School Counselor, please complete this form:

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

Meet the Counseling Team:

Mr. Stephen Byrnes


Student Last Names 

A - C

  • Advisor for Foreign Exchange Students
  • Military Liaison/ASVAB
  • Peer Facilitator Advisor

Ms. Taylor Dudley


 Student Last Names

D - He

  • PSAT Coordinator
  • Sources of Strength Liaison
  • Lesson planning

Ms. Ashley Lindsay


Student Last Names

Hf - Me

  • Co-Facilitator-Mindfulness in Motion Group
  • Career & Tech Liaison

Ms. Lindsay Dixon


Student Last Names

Mf  -  Sc

  • Department Chairperson
  • NCAA Eligibility Liaison
  • Naviance Liaison

Ms. Heather Bott


Student Last Names

Sd  -  Z

  • Girls/Boys State Liaison
  • Co-Facilitator- Mindness in Motion Group

Ms.  Erin Williams

Counseling Secretary

  • Scholarships
  • PSAT Registration
  • Fundraising

Ms. Karen Lehr 


  • New Student Enrollment / Withdrawals
  • Alumni Transcript Requests

Ms. Karen Nowosielski 

Counseling Secretary

  • College Visits
  • Military Liaison
  • Student Marshal Coordinator 

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. Rachel Smith

Mental Health 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.
  • Outdoor School Coordinator

Ms. Laura Thompson

Pupil Personnel Worker

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

Ms. Abby Wagner

School Psychologist

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