School Counseling Department

School Counselors

School Counselors

Ms. Kenadee Pezzano   (Grades 6-8) 
330-679-2305 ext 4010

Mrs. Alannah Smith 

(Grades 9-12)

330-679-2305 ext 4013

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Hello Southern Local Students and Families!

We are looking forward to helping you navigate through Jr./Sr. High School by assisting with graduation, college/career planning, social/emotional needs, and ultimately empowering you to be the best version of yourself! We can't wait to meet each of you and your families!

Navigating Graduation and Beyond


Important Dates

August 18, 2022: 4:00-6:00pm Back to School Bash, 6:00-8:00pm Meet the Indians

August 22, 2022: Students' First Day

October 6, 2022: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Role of the School Counselor

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