Meet our Department

 
 
 
 
Welcome To Our Department!


Guidance Pic
 
From left to right:  Mrs. Amy Vezmar, Mrs. Rose Vis, Miss Anne Lemon,
Mrs. Kelly Gossman, Mrs. Denise Kaczmarek
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here's a little bit about who we are and what we do...
 
 
Each day, we spend time getting to know our students. 
We share their triumphs and their struggles, their good days and their bad days
We watch them grow into young adults and help them to begin lives of their own. 
 
The Highland High School Guidance Department is committed to helping ALL students reach their full potential in the areas of academic achievement, career development, and personal/social growth. Through counseling services, guidance activities, advocacy efforts and management responsibilities, our department helps students answer the questions, "Who am I?" "Where am I going?" and "How do I get there?" It is our firm belief that once obstacles to education are removed and healthy decision-making skills are enforced, each student can turn their dreams into REALITY. 
 
 
Gold Star  
 
 
We are PROUD to say that we have earned...
 
 
  Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award
presented by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE)
 
Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) Award
presented by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
 
 
 
 
Our Educational Backgrounds...
 
 
 
Mrs. Kelly Gossman, Guidance Coordinator
BA in Psychology, Saint Joseph's College
MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, Michigan State University
 School Counseling Certificate, Purdue University Calumet
Years in Education:  16 
 
Mrs. Amy Vezmar, Professional School Counselor
BA in Psychology, Purdue University Calumet
MS in Education, Purdue University Calumet
Years in Education:  11
 
Miss Anne Lemon, Professional School Counselor
BA in English Literature, Indiana University Northwest
MS in Education, Saint Xavier University
Years in Education:  8
 
 Mrs. Rose Vis, Professional School Counselor
BA in Psychology, Purdue University Calumet
MS in Education, Purdue University Calumet
Years in Education:  9
 
Mrs. Denise Kaczmarek, Guidance Secretary/Registrar
Years in Education:  18
 
 
 
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Short Video Clip on the Role of a School Counselor
 
 
 
 
 
 "Intelligence is not enough. Education is not enough.
Intelligence plus CHARACTER, that is the true goal of education."
--Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.