Guidance Office

Mrs. Boroughs, Guidance Secretary 
Ms. Cieslak, Counselor 6th Grade, 8th Grade
Ms. Mariecruz Perez, Instructional Coach
Dr. Rushing, Counselor 7th Grade, 7th/8th Grade

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Counselor Corner


How can a counselor help?

Counselor's have a wide range of help topics:

  • Self esteem/concept
  • Personal Problems
  • Fears or worries
  • Self expression
  • Grief and crisis intervention
  • Peer relationships
  • Getting along with teachers
  • Career exploration
  • Growth and development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Difficulties in learning


Who can counselors help?

  • Students- individually, in small groups, and in the classrooms-all will be confidential unless any information given may be harmful to the student or others
  • Parents- open communication to allow your child to reach their potential and meet their individual needs
  • Teachers- giving any extra or necessary support when a child is having difficulty- socially, emotionally, or academically


Resources on the Web

21st Century Scholars Program

Boys and Girls Club

Purdue University Calumet

Learn More

Indiana Department of Education


Resources in the Building

  • Tri-City Therapist
  • Dawna Major 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns, 219.933.2449. Or visit the School City of Hammond website for additional information School City of Hammond