Department of Student Services
Michael Sunquist, Director of Student Services
Adrianne Gannon, School Registrar
Joelle Maslowski, Student Services Secretary
2019-2020 School Profile
Counselor / Dean / SW Alpha-Split for SY19-20
Counselor Newsletter (Quarter 1)
The Student Services Department provides support for students in a variety of areas and includes the following:
School Counselors – Mrs. Kim Carmello, Mr. Jeff Pastiak, Mrs. Sue Szala, Mr. Jason Rhodes, Mrs. Thea Meierkort, Mrs. Samantha Razik, Mr. Tim Krupa. Every student is assigned to one of seven counselors, who support the student and family throughout their four years at Oak Lawn. Counselors focus on the emotional, social, educational and career development needs of students. An important focus of the counselor’s services is academic counseling for college and career pathways.
Career & College Counselor– Mrs. Kelly Kenny helps students to establish accurate self-awareness, explore careers, make tentative career decisions and formulate post-high school plans. Mrs. Kenny serves as a resource for students, parents, teachers and the generalist counselors. She coordinates the many college awareness programs and makes numerous resources available to students. She guides students to determine career interests and opportunities to explore those interests through internships, job shadowing, career treks, and paid job experiences. Mrs. Kenny is located in the Career & College Center (C&CC) in Office 117.
Nurse – Mrs. Amy Tucker & Mrs. Maureen McGlynn manage both acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. They are available to students, parents and staff for health teaching, counseling, and referrals. The nurse acts as a liaison between the medical community and the school community. They also address any special needs of students. The health office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Psychologist – Mrs. Urooj Yawer is responsible for psychological screening and testing of students who have been referred by parents, teachers, and counselors. A significant portion of that process involves the assessment for possible special education services. Ms. Yawer is available for consultation to the faculty, staff, and parents.
Social Workers – Mrs. Melissa Schumacher, Mrs. Erin Lee, and Mr. Salvador Montes offer individual, group and/or family therapy for students who have been referred by parents, teachers or counselors. Referrals and/or consultations are often made with outside support personnel including private therapists, psychiatrists and community agencies. The social worker also serves as a consultant to the faculty and staff.
Speech/Language Therapist - Ms. Caitlin Sullivan offers individual and group therapy sessions for students who have been identified with speech and language disabilities. Ms. Sullivan is also involved with the identification and evaluation of students suspected of having any speech or language difficulties.