Working with Your Goddard High School Counselor
One valuable resource for Goddard High School students and parents is your counseling department. Here are some tips you can use to help build helpful relationships and get the most of what we have to offer. In general, we serve as a guide through academic, career and personal/social issues as they relate to the high school experience.
Get to know us...
We are happy to see students on a regular basis as they progress through their high school career. However, we strongly suggest that you and your student connect with us as early as possible so we can get to know you, your student and how we can tailor resources to meet your specific needs. Please make an appointment to talk to us, learn about our policies and procedures, and about programs we host. This will make future conversations much more productive.
Help us get to know your son or daughter...
When you meet with us, give us some background information about your student that will help us understand more about your student, such as special talents, skills, or needs, any strengths and weaknesses, who their friends are, what their family situation is like and what challenges he or she might have overcome. The more we know about your son or daughter, the easier it will be for us to assist you and your student.
Keep in contact...
Don’t limit yourself to just one counselor meeting. Keep in touch with us throughout the school year, whether through emails, zoom meetings, phone calls or additional face-to-face appointments. Don’t forget to encourage and remind your student(s) their counselor is here to help him/her be successful in high school. We encourage your student(s) to advocate for themselves and to communicate effectively any concerns or issues confronting them in school. It will help them develop into responsible adults.
Participate in as many parent activities as you can, including enrollment meetings, parent/teacher conferences, open houses, college fairs, college workshops, evening programs and/or financial aid workshops. The information you’ll receive at these types of events will help you become more knowledgeable about the types of educational, occupational and personal choices available to your student(s) that will assist them in making decisions about and beyond their high school careers.
Utilize counseling resources...
We do our best to make resources on a variety of topics readily available to you and your student(s) through newsletters, websites, pamphlets, google classroom and Skyward access. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of these free and informational resources. Also, please keep your email address current so you can receive information in a timely manner about current events at Goddard High School and keep you “in the loop.” If you have any questions or concerns, please get ahold of your student(s) counselor. We are here to assist you and your student.
Michelle Murray-Cline, Counselor (A-G)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 316.794.4115 ext. 32041
Scott Kinderknecht, Counselor (H-O)
Email: email@example.com Phone: 316.794.4115 ext. 32143
Jodie Kerschen, Counselor (P-Z)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 316.794.4115 ext. 61805
Trudi Randolph, Counseling Secretary Email: email@example.com Phone: 316.794.4115 ext. 62396