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  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 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., 7 days a week. It will roll over to a national hotline overnight.

Please Call:
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 scholars’ 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. Alexandra DiDomenico (11th Grade, 9th Grade Last Names F-O)

Mr. Marcus Higgs (10th Grade, 9th Grade Last Names A-E)

Mr. Kevin Parkin (12th Grade, 9th Grade Last Names P-Z)

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 scholars at each grade level. The counselor acts as a resource person, a coordinator between teachers, parents and scholars, and as an advisor to the scholar. Each scholar 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 scholars and parents and work together closely to make the High School experience a rich and rewarding one for each scholar.

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 scholars

How does a scholar 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 scholars individually and in groups
• Helps to identify the needs of scholars
• Works with potential dropouts
• Helps scholars relate to others
• Promotes positive attitudes and values among scholars
• Aids teachers and parents in helping scholars
• Helps people make better use of community resources
• Uses tests to provide information about abilities, achievement, interests and needs
• Assists scholars 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