ELHS Guidance Department

  • Welcome to East Lincoln High School's School Counseling Webpage!

     

    As East Lincoln High School's School Counselors, we are here to serve students. Our doors are always open for students who may have questions or concerns about their academic, career and social/emotional development during the school day. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

     

    Michelle Keefer 

    Last Names: S-Z

    704-736-1860 Ext. 25510

    michelle.keefer@lincoln.k12.nc.us
    (Lead Counselor, Scholarships, Graduation Committee, Morehead-Cain/Park/Belk Scholarships, NCAA Eligibility, Curriculum Committee, Graduation Committee)

     

    Jacob London 

    Last Names: F-K

    704-736-1860 Ext. 25511

    jacob.london@lincoln.k12.nc.us
    (AP Coordinator, NCVPS, SSD Coordinator)

    Schedule a Meeting: https://calendar.app.google/AwGay8qsUFqS4A7S8


    Sara Orantes 

    Last Names: A-E

    704-736-1860 Ext. TBD

    sara.orantes@lincoln.k12.nc.us
    (MTSS, Angel Tree)

     

    Michelle Thor 

    Last Names L-R,

    704-736-1860 Ext. 25509

    michelle.thor@lincoln.k12.nc.us
    (SIT team, Food Pantry, Career Readiness, College Application Week)

     

    Cassondra Pennington

    Career Development Coordinator 

    704-736-1860 Ext. 25512

    cassondra.macleod@lincoln.k12.nc.us
    (Major Clarity, Internships, Apprenticeships, School of Technology Liaison)

     

    Tracy West

    Guidance Secretary

    704-736-1860 Ext. 25508

    tracy.west@lincoln.k12.nc.us 
    (Transcripts, College Visits, Attendance Calls, Records Requests)

     

    What is School Counseling?

     

    According to the American School Counselors Association, School Counselors are uniquely qualified to work with students to address and solve academic hardships, support the social and emotional growth of students and assist with career and college readiness to prepare students for the world beyond.

    Visit the American School Counselors Association homepage to learn more.

     

    East Lincoln High School Counseling Mission Statement

    "Every Child. Every Day."

    Our mission as school counselors at East Lincoln High School is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that attends to the personal/social, academic and college and career planning of all students. Services include group and individual counseling, academic support, crisis intervention, career and college planning and student advocacy. Our goal is to help all students succeed. Our mission is to provide the opportunity for students to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally and ethically. We strive to ensure that all of our students are actively engaged in learning and are respectful and responsible problem solvers, enabling them to become productive members of the community, equipped to deal with the challenges of the 21st century. Our mission and our goals will be supported and further strengthened by consultation with teachers, staff, administrators, parents and community advocates.

     

    Confidentiality Statement

    • School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics).

    • The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:

      • To support the students' right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, their family, guardians and staff members

      • To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms

      • To provide appropriate disclosure and informed consent regarding the counseling relationship and confidentiality

      • To inform students and families of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel

      • To keep personal notes separate from educational records and not disclose their contents except when privacy exceptions exist

      • To seek guidance from supervisors and appropriate legal advice when their records are subpoenaed

      • To assert their belief that information shared by students is “confidential” and should not be revealed without the student’s consent

      • To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)

    Contact Information

    Phone Number: 704-736-1860

    Fax Number: 704-483-6751

    Address:   6471 Hwy 73, Denver, NC 28037