Counselor Corner

COVID 19 Update: 

Please see the main website for updates concerning school information on closures and procedure.  The following information are resources families may use to talk with their scholars during this time.

Coronavirus FAQ

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus

Managing Stress in Stressful Times

Talking to Children About COVID 19

Ohio Disease Prevention Print Out

For more articles and helpful links you can visit https://www.ohioschoolcounselor.org/page-1820809.  We will continue to update and reach out as much as possible during this time.

COVID Care Line 

There is a new "COVID Care Line"  where trained staff will simply talk with you, help with emotional management, screening, or connect you to resources if needed.

The Care Line will be open between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week. It will roll over to a national hotline over-night.

PLEASE CALL:

1-800-720-9616

East Counseling Team

East High School Counseling Department

Welcome to the School Counseling Department of East High School! We have developed these web pages to help students and parents through the exciting high school years. We hope you will find it helpful and come back often.

The counselors and support staff are here to help with program planning, scheduling, personal and social concerns, career counseling, and the college search. We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions as we work together to support our students’ academic and personal growth.

Please use the drop down pages to access information and resources specific to your grade level.

East High School Counseling Department 

Contact a School Counselor

Ms. Jacquelyn (Jackie) Stevens 9th grade: jacquelyn.stevens@youngstown.k12.oh.us
Ms. Alexandra (Alex)  DiDomenico 10th grade: alexandra.didomenico@youngstown.k12.oh.us
Mrs. Ann-Marie (Ani) Meade 11th grade: ann-marie.meade@youngstown.k12.oh.us
Ms. Alannah Kutan (12th grade): alannah.kutan@youngstown.k12.oh.us

Statement of Philosophy and the Role of the School Counselor

Counseling services at East High School are designed to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of students at each grade level. The counselor acts as a resource person, a coordinator between teachers, parents and students, and as an advisor to the student. Each student is assigned to a counselor upon entering the High School and usually remains with that counselor until graduation, allowing them to establish a working relationship. The counselors seek to understand the expectations and concerns of both students and parents and work together closely to make the High School experience a rich and rewarding one for each student.

What is a school counselor?
• A certified, specially trained, caring person
• A school person who helps all
• A resource person
• A coordinator
• A consultant
• A group leader
• A person who helps teachers, adults, and parents understand students

How does a student see the counselor?
• Appointment made by counselor
• Self-referral
• Administrative referral
• Teacher or other staff referral
• Referral by friend
• Walk in

What does a counselor do?
• Talks with students individually and in groups
• Helps to identify the needs of students
• Works with potential dropouts
• Helps students relate to others
• Promotes positive attitudes and values among students
• Aids teachers and parents in helping students
• Helps people make better use of community resources
• Uses tests to provide information about abilities, achievement, interests and needs
• Assists students with the process of growing up
• Coordinates efforts with other school specialists
• Makes presentations at parent meetings
• Helps with school, college, job, career and personal plans
• Participates in curriculum development
• Hosts college admissions representatives
• Visits college campuses to obtain firsthand information
• Responds to parent telephone calls
• Writes recommendations for students

With whom does a school counselor consult?
• Teachers
• Parents
• Administrators
• Pupil personnel workers
• Community resource personnel
• Physicians, psychologists and mental health professionals
• Prospective employers

  • Preschool