COVID-19 Update: While working around social distancing and shelter-in-place standards, we will continue to attempt to help our students and parents as much as we can. Academic Counselors will be holding office hours as our primary times to communicate primarily via email. However, these times are flexible and subject to change.
GW Dobbs: 8:00am-10:00am
T. Denbow: 10:00am-12:00pm
T. Podjenksi: 12:00pm-2:00pm
L. Underberg: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Welcome to our CHS Counseling Center. As school counselors, we are committed to serving the academic, career and personal/social needs of all our students. We believe that all students can develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities and character needed to live productive and rewarding lives.Counselors have been trained to provide support to students in meeting and overcoming personal issues such as grief, stress, conflict resolution as well as crisis intervention. Counselors assist students in developing a plan for their education and future career. Students are assigned counselors based on their last name.School Counselors & Confidentiality
While it is important that a student’s conversations with a school counselor be kept confidential, confidentiality does have its limitations. According to the American School Counselor Association’s Ethical Standards for School Counselors, counselors must “keep information confidential unless legal requirements demand that confidential information be revealed or a breach is required to prevent serious and foreseeable harm to the student” (American School Counselor Association [ASCA], 2010).
The most frequent type of breaches include a student verbalizing the following:
- Verbal, Physical or Sexual Abuse Neglect
- A desire to harm him/herself
- A desire to harm someone else
- An unreported sexual assault
Tara PodjenskiGary Dobbs
Counselor for A-Gam Grades 9-11 Andrea Boruk Lauren Underberg firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Counselor for Os-Z Grades 9-11
Monica West Tracey Denbow Mwest@cisd.org firstname.lastname@example.org Counselor Counselor for Gar-Or Grades 9-11 Daneka Polk Janet Briones email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Counselor's Secretary Registrar