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Guidance

The Office of Guidance and Counseling is comprised of Counselors, a Registrar and a Coordinator of College Counseling. Students are assigned to a counselor by last name and remain with their counselor all four years.

Leslie Seck, MSW

Years at SHG: 19

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Social Work

Responsibilities: Director of Guidance, SHG Administrative Team, Guidance Counselor Freshmen-Senior (last name O-Z), academic advising, personal counseling, Freshman Focus coordinator, testing day coordinator, Placement Test Coordinator, ACT/SAT Testing Coordinator, Dual Credit Coordinator, Sangamon CEO Liaison

seckl@shg.org

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Stephanie Phillips, MS

Years at SHG: 17

Education: Illinois State University, MS, Psychology

Responsibilities: Guidance Counselor Freshman - Senior (last name A-F), Registrar, Military liaison, College Advisement, Academic Advising, Personal Counseling, Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy Coordinator

phillips@shg.org

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Theresa Duffin, BS

Years at SHG: 13

Education: Northwest Missouri State University, BS

Responsibilities: Coordinator of College Counseling. Responsibilities Include: Naviance program coordinator, assist students with college planning and application process, process all transcript requests, ACT Prep Class Coordinator, NCAA Clearinghouse Liaison, and facilitate visits from college representatives.

duffin@shg.org

Extension: 125

Hannah Jugan, MOL

Years at SHG: New in 2017-2018

Education: Benedictine University, Masters in Organizational Leadership

Responsibilities: Guidance Counselor Freshman-Senior (last name G-N), academic advising, personal counseling, Freshman Focus Co-Coordinator, Capital Area Center Coordinator, St. John's mentorship liaison.

jugan@shg.org

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The Office of Guidance and Counseling provides a vast array of services ranging from academic and college counseling to alcohol and drug prevention to personal counseling. Our team of professionals is knowledgeable, experienced, and very willing to assist students and parents as they navigate through the four years of high school with a view toward college and beyond. The journey starts as students take the 8th grade placement test and culminates four and a half years later when the students walk across the stage at graduation. It has been our tradition that our guidance counselors remain with our students throughout their four years to ensure a personal and familiar connection with each individual student and his/her family. Services include academic assessment, academic advising, course selection and registration, college advising and recommendation letters, suicide prevention, personal counseling, dual credit advising, NCAA Clearinghouse advising, credit remediation, CACC liaison, freshman focus, high school transcripts, and coordination of college representatives. Our staff is here to answer questions, intervene in difficult situations and provide assistance during your student's high school years.